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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.


  • 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.

  • Sat., Aug. 02, 2014 5:30 PM CDT Packers Family Night, presented by Bellin Health

    ‘Family Night’ will serve as the introduction of the 2014 Green Bay Packers, in-person to a capacity crowd in Lambeau Field and on television to a state-wide audience.

    The event, which begins with in-stadium activities at 5:30 p.m., will benefit the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids foster care adoption program, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.


Vic Ketchman

Vic Ketchman is a veteran of 40 NFL seasons and has covered the Steelers and Jaguars prior to coming to Green Bay.


Neal 'day to day,' Gurley has big practice

Posted Aug 17, 2011

Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy has listed defensive end Mike Neal as “day to day,” following a medical examination of Neal’s injured left knee. McCarthy said the injury will not require an MRI exam.

“No, just a doctor’s examination,” McCarthy said when asked if Neal will undergo a scan on his left knee.

Neal sustained the injury early in Tuesday’s practice, during a defensive line drill that involved a blocking bag. He went to the ground clutching his left knee but later left the field under his own power.

“He got his knee in a bad position and torqued it. He hit the bag with his other foot and planted funny. He seems to be doing fine,” McCarthy added.

McCarthy spoke to reporters following a two-hour-plus practice, the Packers’ final “long” practice before Friday’s preseason game against the visiting Arizona Cardinals. McCarthy plans to conduct a 48-minute practice on Thursday.

“We didn’t look the way we need to look,” he said in evaluation of Wednesday’s practice. “We’ll try to clean up some things schematically and get ready to play on Friday night.”

If there was an offensive star of Wednesday’s practice, it is undrafted wide receiver Tori Gurley. After a blatant drop of what should’ve been a touchdown catch early in practice, Gurley went on a pass-catching tear. He used his 6-4 height to make a leaping touchdown catch over undrafted cornerback Brandian Ross in a red zone drill, then followed with a diving catch of a low pass over the middle.

“Every time you line up it’s important. Every snap is evaluated. You’re looking for ability. You’re looking for performance. You’re looking for fit and, from a culture standpoint, does the person fit?” McCarthy said when Gurley’s strong performance on Wednesday was mentioned.

Another player who would seem to be on the rise is Erik Walden, who’s in a battle with Frank Zombo and Brad Jones for the right outside linebacker job. Walden was running with the ones on Wednesday, the significance of which is that it marks the first time in this camp that one man has run with the ones at ROLB two days in a row. It likely means Walden will get the start on Friday.

“I think he clearly looks better than he did when he came to us midway through (last) season,” McCarthy said of Walden.

Another linebacker, undrafted Vic So’oto, is getting a lot of playing time and a similar amount of attention from outside linebackers coach Kevin Greene. Early in practice, So’oto was with the ones during a brief “screen and deceptions” drill.

A little later, he followed a play in which he was blocked to the ground by tight end Andrew Quarless during a running play, by bulling through first-round pick Derek Sherrod and “sacking” quarterback Aaron Rodgers. So’oto clearly appeared motivated by his failure on the previous play.

“He’s going through a little bit of what Bryan (Bulaga) went through,” McCarthy said of Sherrod, comparing his learning curve to that of the Packers’ 2010 first-round pick. “He’s not playing as fast as he’d like to.”

Zombo, meanwhile, created two loud noises in a one-on-one pass-rush drill. The first sound was the smack of Zombo’s pads onto tackle Marshall Newhouse’s. The second sound was the cheer Zombo got for “walking” Newhouse back to the quarterback.

Suffice it to say the competition at right outside linebacker is fierce and growing.

“My number one priority is to get a personnel evaluation of the team,” McCarthy said of Friday’s preseason game, the Packers’ second following a 27-17 loss in Cleveland last Saturday.

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