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GREEN BAY (WLUK) — Cold weather season is coming up and the Packers want to keep all kids warm.

The annual Packers ‘Coats for Kids’ collection is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 24 at Lambeau Field before the Packers-Bengals game.

Fans going to the game can bring new or gently-used winter coats for needy children

Cash donations will be accepted as well.

The Salvation Army will be collecting coats and cash donations at locations around the Lambeau Field parking lots beginning at 11:25 a.m.

Last year, the ‘Coats for Kids’ collection collected more than 450 coats and $10,000 in cash before the Packers-Cowboys game.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – Titletown Park opens Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration.

The Green Bay Packers are inviting the public to come check out the new park, located off Ridge Road, at 3 p.m. It’s part of the Titletown District development near Lambeau Field.

The grand opening will feature live music, face painting, shuffleboard, bean bag toss, and a giant Jenga-style game.

Titletown Park will feature a number of activities for the public throughout the year, including everything from exercise and wellness classes to chess lessons. There’s a playground and sports field.

Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy will speak Friday at the grand opening.

Coming this fall: the tubing hill and a bistro called 46 Below. That’s a reference to the wind chill during the 1967 Ice Bowl NFL Championship game.

There’s also an event space on the second level that will be called Rockwood Terrace. That’s a reference to Rockwood Lodge, the Packers’ former training facility used during the 1940s.

Action 2 News will be at the grand opening and have coverage tonight.

GREEN BAY, Wisc. (WBAY) There’s no undrafted rookie making as much noise in camp as Michael Clark. The Packers basketballer turned wide receiver is becoming a human highlight reel.

“Football is totally new to me,” said Packers wide receiver Michael Clark.

He may be raw talent, but in his three weeks with the team, Clark has already done something the rest of the rookies have not—catch a touchdown pass at Lambeau Field.

“This is my second year playing. I played last year, and going this year this is my second year playing, you know I’m on the biggest stage of professional football,” said Clark, “…still learning the game cause you know I’m still scratching the surface on my talent but just keep showing improvement and ultimately them trusting in me.”

The preseason is all about capitalizing on opportunity, something Clark understands. He played just 17 snaps against Philly and made two catches on three targets for 19 yards with one touchdown.

“When I look at the preseason games it’s about trying to create as many situations as possible for your players,” said Packer Head Coach Mike McCarthy, “…so it’s not as much about beating the other guy, it’s more about putting your players in position to compete.”

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Practices will be about preparing for opponents now

GREEN BAY — This is transition week for the Packers in training camp.

With the playbook installation completed Saturday during Family Night, the Packers will begin preparing for their first preseason opponent on Monday. The Philadelphia Eagles visit Lambeau Field on Thursday night.

“You direct the game plan toward everybody that’s playing,” McCarthy said. “You have a general idea of what your opponent is going to do based on last year, but they’ve obviously gone through an offseason and may change direction. It’s to give our guys an idea of what they’re going against.

“This is starting the process of preparing for a football game.”

Practices will feature periods with either the offense or defense running scout-team looks, or opponent plays. Whichever side is running the scout team, an assistant coach will hold up a diagrammed card in the huddle so the players know their formation and assignment to give their teammates the best possible imitation of the opponent.

Film from Family Night was studied and reviewed with the players on Monday morning. McCarthy said fourth-year TE Richard Rodgers, who had a productive practice, is having his best training camp to date.

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The Packers will wear this version of the throwback jerseys for the third consecutive season.

The Green Bay Packers will bring back their throwback jerseys for the upcoming season.

On Thursday, the Packers announced they will wear the re-creation of the team’s 1937-48 uniform on Nov. 19 when they face the Baltimore Ravens at Lambeau Field. This was a time in Packers history when the team won two of its record 13 NFL championships. That period of time was also the last seasons of head coach Curly Lambeau who ended up winning six NFL championships and the first coach in NFL history to win 200 games.

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The jerseys will be navy blue and gold which were the Packers main colors during their first three decades. The Packers wore the uniforms last year against the Dallas Cowboys and in 2015 against the San Diego Chargers.


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First practice slated for July 27


  • A day circled on the calendar of every sports fan – the official beginning of the NFL season – will arrive this Thursday when the Green Bay Packers kick off the 2017 campaign at Ray Nitschke Field.
  • Coming off a 2016 season that saw Green Bay post its eighth straight winning season and make the playoffs for a franchise-best eighth consecutive year, the Packers will begin to write this season’s story in front of fans at Nitschke Field.
  • A tradition first started under Curly Lambeau in 1946,training camp in Green Bay remains one of the most intimate settings in all of professional sports. 2017 marks the ninth summer at Nitschke Field, just a short bike ride away from the team facility.
  • Nitschke Field boasts the same playing surface as Lambeau Field and seating for 1,500 fans with unobstructed views.
  • Just as it does at Lambeau Field, new traditions blend with historic ones at Packers training camp, as players continue to ride children’s bicycles to practice, a tradition first started under the legendary Vince Lombardi. Players continue to stay in the dorms at St. Norbert College, the NFL’s longest training-camp relationship between a team and school.
  • According to the Greater Green Bay Convention and Visitors Bureau and a 2010 study by AECOM, training camp, along with Packers Family Night, will attract nearly 90,000 visitors from across the nation and as many as 20 foreign countries. With an economic impact estimated at $9 million, training camp is a financial boost to many area businesses.
  • Media and fans can visit for the most up-to-date information regarding the practice schedule, events, dining and accommodation options, activities and more throughout training camp.

This is an abbreviated version of the Dope Sheet. Read the full version here (PDF)

Important dates to remember (all times CDT):

  • Wednesday, July 26 – Players report to training camp
  • Thursday, July 27 – First practice, 8:15 a.m., Nitschke Field
  • Saturday, Aug. 5 – Packers Family Night, Presented by Bellin Health, 6:25 p.m., Lambeau Field
  • Thursday, Aug. 10 – Preseason game vs. Philadelphia Eagles, 7 p.m., Lambeau Field (Bishop’s Charities Game)
  • Saturday, Aug. 19 – Preseason game at Washington Redskins, 6:30 p.m., FedExField
  • Saturday, Aug. 26 – Preseason game at Denver Broncos, 8 p.m., Sports Authority Field at Mile High
  • Tuesday, Aug. 29 – Final practice open to public, 11:45 a.m., Nitschke Field
  • Thursday, Aug. 31 – Preseason game vs. Los Angeles Rams, 6 p.m., Lambeau Field (Midwest Shrine Game)
  • Saturday, Sept. 2 – Roster reduction to a maximum of 53 players by 3 p.m.

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There’s greater balance in the Packers’ 2017 schedule

Derek from Eau Claire, WI

What do you like and dislike about the schedule?

There’s greater balance to this year’s slate. It’s a plus not having any extended road trips like last November. The Week 8 bye also will be a breath of fresh air for the Packers after being dealt Week 4 layoffs in 2013 and 2016. A few players made reference on Twitter Thursday night to how important that is. The Packers face a tough gauntlet early in the season and have three of their last four games away from Lambeau Field, but the general layout should allow the team to get into a better rhythm than last year.

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