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  • Wed., Apr. 16, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Ironwood 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:

    Ironwood: Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort. To benefit Ironwood Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets on sale at Super One Foods, 1480 E. Cloverland Dr., Ironwood, Mich.

  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Superior 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:

    Superior: Superior High School. To benefit the National Bank Commerce Spartan Sports Complex. Tickets on sale at Screen Graphics, 1327 Banks Ave., Superior.

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 6:00PM - 8:30PM CDT Tailgate Tour: Rice Lake 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:

    Rice Lake: Barron County Fairgrounds. To benefit Benjamin’s House. Tickets on sale at Marketplace Foods, 330 S. Main St., Rice Lake; and Rainbow Home Center, 1124 Hammond Ave., Rice Lake.

  • 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

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Good news, bad news on injury front

Posted Dec 12, 2012

Clay Matthews should be back this week, but Charles Woodson will miss game against Bears


GREEN BAY—Outside linebacker Clay Matthews should return to the Packers’ defense on Sunday after a four-game absence, but defensive back Charles Woodson will be waiting at least another week.

That was the injury news from Lambeau Field on Wednesday, as the Packers began preparing for an opportunity to clinch the NFC North in Chicago.

Matthews was back on the practice field for the first time since injuring his hamstring on Nov. 4 vs. Arizona, and while he admittedly did not want to be gone as long as he was, Matthews said it was the mature approach, particularly given his history with hamstring problems.

“Maybe a younger Clay might have pushed it a little too much in trying to get back out there, but you have to realize the bigger picture here,” Matthews said. “(That’s) to go into the last part of the season healthy, full strength and full speed, so hopefully that’s the case and today was a good step.”

Despite missing the last four games, Matthews still has three times as many sacks – nine – as any other member of the defense (Dezman Moses and Erik Walden are next with three apiece). The pass rush slowly declined in his absence after a strong start, when the defense sacked Detroit QB Matthew Stafford five times back on Nov. 18.

Only two sacks have been recorded in the last three games combined, however, while the run defense has allowed three of its four highest yardage totals of the season. Despite winning two of those three games and three of four overall without Matthews, the Packers have survived perhaps as long as they can without him.

“I feel good, I’ll be good,” said Matthews, who went on to emphasize that he still needs to be smart out there. “I have to be my biggest coach in that if I start to get fatigued or tired, instead of pushing it, maybe take myself out for a play here or there. But when I’m in the game, it’s going to be full speed.”

All signs pointed to Woodson returning this week, too, especially after he practiced last week. But Mike McCarthy said the medical staff has decided to hold him out of at least one more game, much to Woodson’s chagrin. Sunday will be eight weeks to the day since Woodson broke his collarbone in St. Louis.

“This is in the best interests of Charles and what’s in front of us,” McCarthy said.

“That’s not easy. He’s been preparing himself. He practiced last week. I know he’s extremely frustrated.”

Frustration was the emotion coming from the Bears locker room and star receiver Brandon Marshall, who sounded off on his dislike for the Packers on Wednesday. He took exception to the way the Packers characterized their performance in Week 2, when quarterback Jay Cutler was sacked seven times, threw four interceptions and completed just two passes to Marshall, who leads the league with 101 receptions.

“For their players to be over there talking about how awesome of a job they [do] shutting down certain players, I don't respect that,” Marshall told Chicago media, noting he gave the credit to Defensive Coordinator Dom Capers’ game plan. “I take it as a slap in my face when guys talk about my lack of ability to do something against them when they have help all over the place, so I'm looking forward to one-on-one coverage.”

The Packers, who would be fools to try to defend Marshall one-on-one for an entire game when his 1,342 receiving yards dwarf the next-best Bears receiver (Alshon Jeffery, 256 yards), don’t seem to be paying Marshall’s words any mind.

“The advice I gave our team today was what my dad used to tell me – ‘Don’t tell them nothing,’” McCarthy said. “We’ll see what happens.”

 Most of the Packers were just finding out about Marshall’s comments from the media during the open locker room session and indicated they’re going to focus on playing, not talking.

“Like we said last week, roll the tape,” safety M.D. Jennings said. “We’re going to put all of our things on tape. When you put the tape on, that does our talking.”

With Matthews back and a second straight division crown at stake, the Packers can’t wait.

“Our opportunity is there. We’re where we want to be,” defensive lineman Ryan Pickett said. “We have a chance to clinch the division this week. We’ve got guys getting healthy. The opportunity is there. We just have to go out and take advantage of it.”

Additional coverage - Dec. 12

 
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