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  • Thu., Jul. 24, 2014 11:00 AM CDT Shareholders Meeting

    The Green Bay Packers 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held Thursday, July 24, at 11 a.m., at Lambeau Field. The meeting will take place rain or shine.

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 6:00 PM CDT Packers 1K Kids Run

    Back to Football also includes the 1K Kids Run, presented by WPS Health Insurance. Kids 10 years old and younger will have the opportunity to run a Lambeau Lap on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. Registration for the Kids Run is $10 and all participants will receive a Packers 1K Run t-shirt, a logoed bag and a participant medal.

    http://www.packers.com/5k

  • Fri., Jul. 25, 2014 7:00 PM CDT Movie Night at Lambeau Field

    Movie Night at Lambeau Field will return this year on Friday, July 25, following the 1K Kids Run. The event is free and open to the public, and concessions will be available throughout the movie. More details will be announced at a later date.

    Time listed above is subject to change.

  • Sat., Jul. 26, 2014 6:30 PM CDT Packers 5K Run/Walk

    The fifth annual ‘5K Run/Walk at Lambeau Field,’ is set for Saturday, July 26, at 6:30 p.m.

    The computer-timed run is highlighted by a neighborhood route that ultimately takes participants into Lambeau Field and around the famed gridiron. The event has a special finish line – the Packers’ ‘G’ painted on turf located in the parking lot.

    All participants will receive a Packers 5K Run T-shirt, a logoed bag, and a bib number and timing chip. To celebrate the race’s fifth anniversary, all participants will receive a commemorative medal. In addition, photos will be taken on the course and will be available at no cost on the Packers 5K Run website.

    Packers-themed awards will be presented to the top three finishers in each age group. An awards ceremony will take place following the conclusion of the race.

    Registration, which is $25 for adults and $15 for children (12 and younger), will be available online beginning Friday, May 23, at www.packers.com/5k. Mail-in registration is also an option, with forms available online and in person at Lambeau Field. Runners can also register at the Bellin Run Expo on Friday, June 13, at Astor Park in Green Bay. Early registration is encouraged. After July 13, registration fees will increase to $30 and $20, respectively.

  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM CDT PPCC Annual Reception

    The Packers Partners Annual Reception is set for Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Lambeau Field Atrium from 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM.

    Packers Jarrett Boykin, Eddie Lacy, Datone Jones and DuJuan Harris will appear at the reception. The event will include a Player Guest Q&A, a Meet & Greet with a Packers Alumni and a Raffle Drawing.

    This is a member’s only event. Invitations will be mailed the week of June 23rd, and online registration will open at 9 am CDT on June 25th and will close on July 11th at 5 pm CDT. 

    Invitations will include all of this information and additional details.

    To sign up to become a member of the Packers Partners Club of Champions and receive an invitation to the reception, fans can go to www.packers.com/ppcc.

     

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Micah Hyde ready for anything at any position

Posted Jun 23, 2014

Despite its challenges, learning safety position has gone smoothly

GREEN BAY—As smooth as Micah Hyde has made it look, he’ll freely admit there’s been nothing simple or easy about it.

But at least he’s keeping his sense of humor.

Having spent the entire offseason learning the safety position, Hyde was asked during last week’s minicamp what he considers himself now. A cornerback? A safety?

“I’m a utility player. If a D-lineman goes out, I’m going to take that position. I’ll try to put on a little bit of weight,” Hyde said, tongue firmly planted in cheek. “But no, I’m a defensive back. Whatever position is needed, I’m going to help out and do the best I can.”

Last year’s nickel and dime cornerback has earned praise from the coaches for the transition he made this spring. Some of the safety responsibilities involve sliding down into the slot, much like the nickel and dime, which is old hat to Hyde. Other duties involve playing deep centerfield, which is all new.

Whether having Hyde work during OTAs alongside Morgan Burnett with the No. 1 defense means he’s in line to start there in 2014, or if that was just the fastest way to get him up to speed at the new position, training camp will tell. First-round draft pick Ha Ha Clinton-Dix will be battling to crack the starting lineup, too.

Either way, Hyde’s increased flexibility falls in line with the defense’s objective of utilizing more personnel combinations this season. In that respect, reading and reacting from different perspectives on the field was invaluable work for Hyde during the past month.

“It’s one thing to see it on film, but seeing it in person is making me learn fast, and I think the best thing for me is not making the same mistake twice,” he said. “I’m learning from every mistake and moving on.”

If Hyde was making a lot of mistakes out there, it wasn’t obvious in the practices open to reporters. Though he did admit his “head is spinning” at times with all of the new information, he looked like he belonged no matter where he lined up.

That speaks to Hyde’s general acumen for the game, which is why he has played well above his status as a fifth-round draft pick in 2013. Last year, in addition to playing a lot of slot corner, he took over punt-return duties by the second month of the season and then by year’s end was also returning kickoffs despite not having done it since high school.

This year, if he becomes an every-down player on defense, as Head Coach Mike McCarthy has suggested, the special-teams duties could diminish, with receiver Jared Abbrederis (punts) and running back DuJuan Harris (kickoffs) getting looks in the return game, among others.

Then, again, maybe Hyde just does it all. He wouldn’t mind. If he weren’t referred to by any position and were simply called a football player, he wouldn’t object.

“I take a lot of pride in that,” he said. “Since the first day I started playing football, I think people started saying that. Even when I was little, I’ve always just been a football player. I’ve never been the fastest, strongest, tallest. I was always just a football player, and I like it that way.”

What he likes more than anything is just being on the field, whether it’s at corner, safety, returner, whatever. His already extensive knowledge of the game was expanded even further this spring.

With that, whether his role on defense becomes clearly defined or not, more impact plays will be expected (he had zero interceptions, one forced fumble last year). He’s not a fifth-round rookie surprise anymore, but to himself he was never a surprise to begin with.

He was just a football player.

“I understand this will be the biggest year for me to come, and I’m ready for it,” Hyde said. “I’m out here learning every day, not making the same mistakes twice, and if that keeps happening, I feel I’ll be in good position come fall.”

 

 
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