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  • Sat., Apr. 19, 2014 12:30PM - 3:00PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Merrill party

    The Green Bay Packers announced plans for the ninth ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour,’ set for April 15-19. This year’s tour includes two stops in Michigan, in addition to three Wisconsin stops, to visit with fans and thank them in person for their support.

    Tour celebrities will include Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, players Jarrett Bush, Brad Jones and Mason Crosby, and Packers alumni Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey and James Lofton.

    The tailgate parties will welcome the players and alumni arriving at each location at 6 p.m., and will run until 8:30 p.m., except in Merrill, where the tailgate party will take place from 12:30 to 3 p.m. A local non-profit organization will host each party which will feature food, giveaways, question-and-answer sessions and autographs. Tailgate party tickets cost $30.

    General admission tickets also will be available for $5, which includes access to the Q-and-A sessions as well as tailgate party activities. Food and beverage will be available for purchase. Due to space limitations, no general admission tickets will be available in Ironwood. 

    One hundred percent of the Tailgate Tour proceeds will benefit the hosting organizations.

    Tickets for the tailgate parties at all locations will go on sale Friday, Feb. 28. ‘Green Bay Packers Tailgate Tour’ tailgate party locations, hosting organizations and ticket information are as follows:

    Merrill: MARC. To benefit Riverbend Trail. Tickets on sale at Merrill Chamber of Commerce, 705 N. Center Ave., Merrill; Dave’s County Market, 300 E. 1st St., Merrill; and Drew’s Piggly Wiggly, 3404 E. Main St., Merrill. Tickets also available online at www.merrillchamber.org.

  • Sat., Apr. 26, 2014 8:00AM - 6:00PM CDT Packers Pro Shop Tent Sale

    The sale is taking place earlier than in previous years, due to the construction at Lambeau Field and the work that the Pro Shop team must complete in preparation for the new store, which will open this summer. Visitors to Lambeau Field should enter the Atrium through the Oneida Nation Gate. Parking is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate, which can be accessed off Oneida Street and Lombardi Avenue.

    The sale will feature the traditional mix of Pro Shop items greatly reduced in price and other special purchases.

    The team’s football operations staff also has provided Packers team apparel no longer in use, including a large assortment of t-shirts, shorts, jackets, jerseys and pants. Some items are practice-worn gear not normally available in the Pro Shop.

    The tent sale began in 1994 in the parking lot outside the former Pro Shop on the north end of Lambeau Field and grew into a popular event. Now in its 11th year in the Atrium, the tent sale also was held in the west side stadium concourse in previous years.

     
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 7:00PM CDT Eddie Lacy appearance 22nd Annual Doug Jirschele Memorial Sports Award Banquet
  • Sat., Jun. 07, 2014 8:30AM - 3:30PM CDT JPP Kids Clinic

    The 17th annual Junior Power Pack Kids Clinic is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Don Hutson Center with sessions ranging from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic gives members ages 5-14 years old the opportunity to practice football skills and drills with other Packers backers and a few up-and-coming Packers players.  Parents/Guardians are welcome to come and watch their child/ren participate in the clinic. 

    Members may choose one of three sessions to attend:

    • Session 1 – 8:30 to 10 a.m.
    • Session 2 – 11 to 12:30 p.m.
    • Session 3 – 2 to 3:30 p.m.


    The event will be held inside the Don Hutson Center, the Packers indoor practice facility. Parking for the event is available in the lot on Lambeau Field’s east side near the Oneida Nation Gate.  

    The Junior Power Pack Clinic is a member’s only event and will have a registration fee of $5.

    Deadline to register:

    • New Members – May 11, 2014
    • Current Members – May 18, 2014


    To sign up to become a member of the Junior Power Pack and receive an invitation to the clinic fans can go to www.packers.com/jpp.

     
  • Sat., Jun. 14, 2014 2:30PM CDT Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer

    The eleventh annual Jerry Parins Cruise for Cancer motorcycle ride will be held, rain or shine, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. The ride will start at Vandervest Harley-Davidson (1966 Velp Avenue, Green Bay) and will make a fun-filled stop at the Seymour Fireman's Picnic, held at the Outagamie County Fairgrounds in Seymour.

    Ride Day Schedule

    • 9-10:30 am: Registration at Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Geen Bay
    • 11 am: Depart Vandervest Harley-Davidson, Green Bay
    • 12 pm: Arrive in Seymour. Enjoy food, beverages, entertainment and a short program.
    • 2:30 pm: Party kicks off at the new South Endzone Festival Foods MVP Deck at Lambeau Field! Guests can access the space by way of the Shopko Gate. See the field and enjoy the atmosphere from this beautiful indoor/outdoor space newly opened and accessed by very few. The party will include silent and live auction, food, beverages, music and merchandise available for purchase.


    More information: http://cruiseforcancer.org/

     

Four players earn game balls for win vs. Atlanta

Posted by Mike Spofford on December 10, 2013 – 10:00 am

The Packers coaching staff has awarded game balls to four players for their performances in the 22-21 victory over Atlanta on Sunday at Lambeau Field.

TE Andrew Quarless was honored on offense as he posted career highs with six receptions for 66 yards. Quarless also caught a 2-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter — his first touchdown since his rookie season of 2010 — that provided the winning points.

On defense, DE Johnny Jolly and CB Jarrett Bush were the recipients. Jolly was credited with a handful of tackles, including one for loss, plus a fumble recovery and a batted pass. Bush, who played the dime defensive back spot, made two huge plays down the stretch. He broke up a fourth-down pass to TE Tony Gonzalez with the Falcons on the edge of field-goal range with just under two minutes left, and then he intercepted QB Matt Ryan with four seconds left to seal the win.

S Sean Richardson received the game ball on special teams. Richardson, who got his most extensive action of the season on defense, taking over at safety for M.D. Jennings, was credited with one coverage tackle, and he was part of a solid day for the return units, as CB Micah Hyde averaged 25.3 yards on three kickoff returns and added a 12-yard punt return.


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RB Green, TE Quarless not practicing Friday

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 16, 2012 – 11:15 am

RB Alex Green and TE Andrew Quarless were not participating in practice on Friday during the portion open to the media. Quarless sat out practice on Thursday and appears headed to inactive status for Sunday’s game.

Green, however, was not on the injury report this week, so he’ll have to be added. Coming off ACL surgery last year, it could be that Green is just getting a day off and he hasn’t had any sort of flare-up or setback, but either way, Mike McCarthy will address it following practice.

CB Charles Woodson, WR Greg Jennings and LB Clay Matthews already have been ruled out of Sunday’s game. If Quarless is also inactive, that will leave only three more inactive decisions to make.


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Neal back in, Quarless out at practice Thurs.

Posted by Mike Spofford on November 15, 2012 – 12:27 pm

DE Mike Neal was back at practice on Thursday after sitting out Monday’s and Wednesday’s workouts dealing with an ongoing ankle problem. Neal played through the ankle injury in the Arizona game before the bye but then rested until Thursday, which was a padded practice.

TE Andrew Quarless did not practice on Thursday. He was listed as limited in practice on Wednesday on the injury report with his knee injury, which forced him to begin this season on the PUP list. Quarless was just activated to the 53-man roster from PUP during the bye week.

Also, backup RB Johnny White was not at practice. He was not listed on the injury report on Wednesday.


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Rodgers practices full; Raji limited

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 18, 2012 – 2:31 pm

QB Aaron Rodgers took all the snaps in Thursday’s practice after getting very limited work on Wednesday due to a calf injury. With Thursday’s practice in pads, Rodgers’ making it all the way through is a strong indication he’ll be fine come Sunday in St. Louis.

“Just talking to Aaron this morning, he wanted to go today,” Mike McCarthy said. “He thought it was important to get on it (the calf) and see where he was. Then once we started practicing, he felt like he needed to take all the reps, and he did.”

NT B.J. Raji also returned to practice for the first time in two weeks, but on a limited basis. Raji missed last week’s game with an ankle injury, but McCarthy was encouraged by what he saw from Raji on Thursday.

“B.J. definitely took a step today,” McCarthy said. “As always, when a player does come back for the first day, the examination tomorrow will obviously be very important. But it was good to have him out there.”

The only other change to the injury report from Wednesday was that TE D.J. Williams (hamstring) was a full participant in practice. He missed last Sunday’s Houston game but appears well on the comeback trail.

Meanwhile, fellow TE Andrew Quarless practiced for just the second time this season, having come off the PUP list on Wednesday. Quarless said the medical staff is easing him back into practice with a limited number of reps, but he’s felt no discomfort or setbacks after his first two days.

“Every day if I could just get a little better, just kind of get my step back — I don’t want to say ‘swag,’ but to be out there moving around and feeling good about it,” Quarless saisd. “It’s coming. I feel it. I felt great today in practice. I just have to get it back.”

Quarless had been out since tearing the ACL in his knee in Week 13 last season against the Giants. He said the long, arduous process of rehab gave him an appreciation for all the players he’s seen previously who missed long stretches due to injuries.

“A lot of guys come off this injury better than they were,” he said. “I don’t feel like (number) 81 yet, but I feel good. Right there. I’m happy about it. Real excited.”


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Zombo, Quarless practice for first time

Posted by Mike Spofford on October 17, 2012 – 12:15 pm

LB Frank Zombo and TE Andrew Quarless came off the physically unable to perform list and practiced on Wednesday for the first time this season.

That begins a three-week window during which they can practice without counting on the 53-man active roster. By the end of the next three weeks, the Packers will have to decide whether to activate them to the 53, release them, or put them on injured reserve.

The other player on PUP, T Derek Sherrod, is still not practicing.

Also sitting out Wednesday’s workout during the portion open to the media were CB Sam Shields (shin), LB Nick Perry (knee), WR Greg Jennings (groin) and DL B.J. Raji (ankle). Shields and Perry were hurt during Sunday’s game in Houston, while Jennings and Raji both missed that game.

Meanwhile, S Sean Richardson (hamstring) returned to practice after being out for several weeks.

Update: After practice, Mike McCarthy said Zombo and Quarless would work primarily on the “look” or scout teams in practice this week and then possibly move into special teams work as time goes on.


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Quarless positive about recovery

Posted by Mike Spofford on August 11, 2012 – 2:07 pm

Packers TE Andrew Quarless is excited about the progress of his recovery from reconstructive knee surgery, and he’s pushing to be on the active roster for Week 1 of the regular season.

That timeline would be awfully aggressive and might be wishful thinking on his part. Speaking with reporters on Saturday, Quarless said he’s not quite seven months removed from his surgery, which became necessary when his 2011 season ended in Week 13 with a knee injury on kickoff coverage. He has been on the physically unable to perform list throughout training camp and hasn’t practiced. It’s still entirely possible, if not likely, that Quarless will remain on PUP at the start of the regular season, which would keep him off the practice field and out of games for at least the first six weeks.

But the third-year tight end isn’t thinking in those terms, at least not right now. He said he began cutting on his knee a few weeks ago, and he likens his rehab regimen now to “training for the combine,” with running cone drills and dragging weighted sleds. He’s aiming to feel “90 percent” as soon as possible, knowing it will be closer to a full year after his surgery before he’s truly 100 percent.

“Right now we’re shooting for Game 1, and when Week 1 comes, we’re going to see the status of my knee,” he said, calling it a week-by-week thing. If Quarless remains on PUP throughout training camp, the decision on his roster status will come when final cuts are made Friday, Aug. 31. At that point, the Packers would have to decide whether to include him on the 53-man active roster, or keep him on PUP for at least the first six weeks of the regular season.

“I’m not going to lie, I don’t like to watch,” Quarless said of his current role at practice, which also includes being a “cheerleader” of sorts for the other tight ends. “But that’s why I’m trying to encourage, and I’m taking a lot of mental reps also.”

On an unrelated note, Quarless also discussed his feelings of the fallout from the scandal at Penn State, his alma mater. He admitted to having mixed emotions, because he credited Penn State head coach Joe Paterno for giving him a second chance at football after some off-the-field incidents early in his college career, yet the investigation into the scandal revealed that Paterno was among the individuals at the university who knew of the sexual abuse allegations involving then-defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky more than a decade earlier.

Having given the situation a lot of thought, Quarless said the reverence with which Paterno was viewed at Penn State contributed to what unfolded. More than once, he used the phrase, “There’s only one God.” Yet, he didn’t want to speak ill of the deceased Paterno, particularly because he played such an integral role in Quarless straightening out his life and making it to the NFL.

“You should never put people … above who they really are. That’s one of the things I took out of it,” he said. “He’s one of the reasons I went there to play, and my feelings haven’t changed, but it’s a tough situation. I feel like he could have done more … there’s more that could have been done as a whole, from the athletic director, the president. Definitely a lot.

“I really felt he was put to a high standard in State College, to where he couldn’t do any wrong. I know how they looked at him out there at Penn State. People are not perfect at the end of the day.”

Quarless actually chuckled at the notion that all of his collegiate victories have been wiped from the record books, per the NCAA’s punishment of the school, but he’s not going to let that bother him. Everything about the scandal is — or should have been — bigger than football.

“It’s a sad day in Happy Valley, starting with the victims,” he said. “They weren’t helped. There could have been less victims.”


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