‘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.
Packers.com Editor Vic Ketchman invites fans to participate in an in-practice, “Family Night” chat, beginning at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2.
GREEN BAY–Rookie Jared Abbrederis and Corey Linsley are being evaluated for knee and shoulder injuries respectively. “Jared has a knee and Corey has a shoulder,” Packers Coach Mike McCarthy said following Friday morning’s practice. The media’s particular concern was for Abbrederis. “I haven’t talked to the medical staff. Right now he has a knee. He […]
GREEN BAY–Packers defensive backs got an up close and personal look at how pass interference penalties will be called this season: often. In a one-on-one drill with wide receivers, Referee Ed Hochuli’s abbreviated officiating crew tossed flags on nearly every play. It was consistent with the new emphasis on defensive holding and illegal contact about […]
Referee Ed Hochuli and members of his officiating crew are at Packers training camp this week to explain the rule changes and points of emphasis for the 2014 season. The officials were at Thursday’s practice and will remain in Green Bay through Saturday’s Family Night practice. Players on the practice field could be seen discussing […]
GREEN BAY–An already deep roster is getting deeper. “Derek Sherrod is fully recovered. You can see that. He just needs to play. He needs to practice. He needs a full training camp,” Packers Coach Mike McCarthy said of the team’s 2011 first-round draft pick, whose career up to this point has been derailed by a broken […]
GREEN BAY–Maybe it was the arrival of NFL Referee Ed Hochuli, or maybe it was the warm weather. Whatever it was, the Packers were on top of their game in Thursday morning’s practice. The energy was greater. The hitting was harder. The pace was faster. With starting safety Morgan Burnett sidelined by an ankle injury, Sean […]
Packers RB Eddie Lacy is on the cover of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, as the centerpiece of an article that discusses the contrast between the value of running backs in fantasy football and the value placed on them by coaches and GMs around the NFL. The cover story discusses Lacy’s humble upbringing, what […]
GREEN BAY—Ted Thompson, the architect of the Packers’ current five-year playoff run, will remain the team’s executive vice president and general manager for the long-term future. Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy, who recently said signing Thompson to a new contract was a priority, announced on Wednesday that Thompson has signed a new, multi-year contract with the […]
GREEN BAY–Head Coach Mike McCarthy singled out cornerback Davon House for praise following Wednesday’s practice. “Davon House is clearly having his best year as a pro. He’s a big, long, strong corner. He does a lot of good things. I love that whole secondary,” McCarthy said. One member of that secondary, safety Morgan Burnett, “tweaked […]
GREEN BAY–B.J. Raji dominated practice on Wednesday morning, especially during the one-on-one and red-zone drills. The nose tackle, who’s on a one-year, prove-it type of contract, stuffed the run and collapsed the pocket. The Packers were on a day of rest and the tempo of practice appeared to be quick and energetic. Defensive end Datone Jones […]
Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver will appear as a guest trainer on the television series “Extreme Weight Loss” tonight (July 29) at 7 p.m. CT on ABC. Driver will work with star trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell to try and help a Milwaukee woman achieve her weight loss goals before reaching out […]
GREEN BAY–Johnathan Franklin returned to Packers practice on Monday, as a former player welcomed warmly by his former teammates. “Johnathan’s a class act. He’s as fine a man who’s walked throw these doors during my time here. It’s great to have him back,” Coach Mike McCarthy said following Monday morning’s practice. Franklin, a fourth-round draft […]
GREEN BAY–A safety made the first interception of training camp, and it wasn’t Micah Hyde, Morgan Burnett or Ha Ha Clinton-Dix that did it. Sean Richardson intercepted an Aaron Rodgers pass in a blitz drill on Monday morning. It was the first full-pads practice of training camp and it was greeted by cool temperatures and […]
GREEN BAY–The pads go on tomorrow, which means training camp will go to a higher level. “There’s always a jump when you go to pads. Practice will look different tomorrow. It’ll be a longer practice. I definitely feel the intensity level will go to a different level tomorrow,” Mike McCarthy said following practice on Sunday […]
GREEN BAY–Wisconsin native Jared Abbrederis earned the biggest cheer of Sunday morning’s practice when he caught a deep pass from quarterback Matt Flynn. Abbrederis, a rookie fifth-round draft pick, made the catch down the right sideline behind cornerback Tramon Williams and in front of safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, the Packers’ first-round draft pick. Earlier in the […]
GREEN BAY–Good news just keeps on coming. The Packers announced on Saturday morning that star wide receiver Jordy Nelson has agreed to a long-term contract extension with the team. “Jordy Nelson is an outstanding football player and ambassador for the Green Bay Packers. I’m glad to see Jordy will be here for some time. I […]