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If you're in Green Bay this week, minicamp open to Packers fans

Anytime the Green Bay Packers hit the field they can expect a following, especially when the event takes place outdoors.

Such will be the case Tuesday and Thursday of this week when the Packers hold their minicamp over the course of three straight days.

Wednesday’s practice at Ray Nitschke Field will be open only to the media.

Green Bay Packers tight end Andrew Quarless will be leading the tight ends this year as the team heads toward training camp.
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Of course, the weather will determine the availability of seating for the public on Tuesday and Thursday. If weather forces the Packers players into the Don Hutson Center, the practice will be closed to the public.

This is a mandatory minicamp which will be held prior to the start of full training camp. The Packers open training camp July 26 with players reporting to Green Bay Friday, July 25.

As the team enters its minicamp this week, there is a sense of renewal with this team. Aaron Rodgers said he feels there is something special about the receivers in camp, the defense has gotten an infusion of new talent, and the running game is expected to show much improvement with Rookie of the Year Eddie Lacy leading the way.

Of course, at this time of year the expectations for each of the 32 teams in the NFL are sky-high. Everyone’s goal is the Super Bowl and at this point, every team is equal.

That being said, the Packers have their work cut out as the coaches begin their evaluations that will eventually cut the roster from 90 to 53 by the time the Packers open their season Thursday, Sept. 4, at Seattle.

Below is the official minicamp schedule as offered through the Packers PR department …

The minicamp schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, June 17
11:30 a.m.                    Practice at Ray Nitschke Field (open to public* and media)
Wednesday, June 18
11:30 a.m.                    Practice at Ray Nitschke Field (open to media only)
Thursday, June 19
11:30 a.m.                    Practice at Ray Nitschke Field (open to public* and media)
*=weather permitting

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