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  • Wed., Jul. 23, 2014 5:00 PM CDT Ask Vic Day

    “Ask Vic Day” will include dinner and a movie, an “Ask Vic Live,” and a few other surprises along the way. The event will be held on July 23, 2014, at Lambeau Field. Registration will begin at 4 pm with a 5 pm kickoff. Door prizes will be awarded during the reception.

    Cost per person is $35 (tax included).

  • 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.



Mike Spofford

Mike Spofford has worked as a sportswriter in Wisconsin since 1995 and has been a packers.com staff writer since 2006. He has covered the Packers' last two Super Bowl appearances, XXXII and XLV.


Newhouse stepped in and the show went on

Posted Sep 28, 2011

Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers paid a backup the ultimate compliment on Wednesday.

Discussing the play of Marshall Newhouse, who stepped in at right tackle last Sunday when starter Bryan Bulaga went down with a knee injury in the first quarter, McCarthy and Rodgers both noted that the offense continued to function without alteration.

That’s not always the case in the NFL when a team goes to its bench in the heat of battle, particularly against a division rival that knows a foe’s personnel inside and out.

“We did not cut out anything on the call sheet,” McCarthy said. “That’s the first question that’s asked as a play-caller when you’re on the headsets with the other coaches, going through the packages, and (if there’s) anything we needed to stay away from. Marshall did a nice job.”

Rodgers didn’t have to make adjustments at the line specific to Newhouse’s presence, either.

“We didn’t change anything,” he said. “We didn’t slide the protection his way, we didn’t give him a whole lot of chips. We kind of just played it straight, and I think that’s a credit to him.”

Newhouse may be needed again this week, because while McCarthy credited Bulaga with being a “fast healer” and “exceeding expectations” in his recovery thus far, he said Bulaga would be “pressed” to be ready for Sunday’s home game vs. Denver. Bulaga did not practice on Wednesday.

If he’s needed, Newhouse should be all the more ready this week because he’ll get a full week of practice snaps at right tackle. His normal practice routine had been to play left tackle when veteran Chad Clifton was getting his rest.

Making his NFL debut after spending his rookie season as a game-day inactive and then on injured reserve, Newhouse was solid enough at Soldier Field that when the Bears moved All-Pro defensive end Julius Peppers over to his side for a couple of snaps, he didn’t stay there. Peppers went back to the other side to battle Clifton most of the game.

“I definitely noticed it when he came over,” Newhouse said of Peppers. “I wanted to make sure I stayed sound and didn’t overplay the situation or get out of my comfort zone. I’m glad I held up.”

As for McCarthy’s call sheet staying intact and Rodgers’ line calls not straying from the ordinary, Newhouse noticed that, too, and it meant something to him.

“It helped my confidence a little bit, knowing I can go in and do everything that everyone else is doing, and just roll with it,” he said.

Running back Ryan Grant would like to keep rolling, too, after his 92-yard effort against the Bears, but a bruised kidney kept him out of practice on Wednesday and could sideline him for this week’s game.

McCarthy put Grant in the same category as Bulaga, saying he’ll give them until Friday to see where they are but not sounding overly optimistic.

Grant said he feels fine, but with an internal injury the medical staff is going to be especially cautious.

“I’m going to trust the doctors,” Grant said. “I’m going to trust their word. I don’t feel any different.”

His game sure was. Having ceded most of the running back snaps to second-year pro James Starks in the first two weeks, Grant hit his stride against the Bears. His 17 carries were his most since Week 14 of 2009, and the 92 yards were his most since Week 16 of that season. Last year, Grant’s season lasted less than a half in the opener before an injured ankle shelved him.

“Of course, it’s definitely frustrating,” Grant said. “That’s kind of the mood I’m in right now. It is what it is. I think it’s even harder because of me sitting out so many games last year. I don’t want to miss any games at all, but I really don’t have a say in this.”

If Grant can’t suit up, rookie running back Alex Green could see his first action from scrimmage, backing up Starks. Green played on special teams in the opener against the Saints and then was inactive the past two games, dealing with an Achilles injury.

Green, a third-round draft pick, showed flashes of his ability in the second preseason game against Arizona, spinning and weaving his way to a 25-yard gain on a screen pass and then finishing that drive with a 2-yard bull-rush up the middle for a touchdown.

“I’m just taking it slow, working on the little things in practice,” Green said. “It’s all just a learning process for me.”

Added McCarthy: “He’s getting ready.”

Additional coverage - Sept. 28
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