GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers’ first training-camp practice will be on Saturday, July 26, but fans will be able to see their heroes in action at practice – weather permitting, of course – a few times before that rite of summer arrives.
The team announced Monday that three organized team activity practices will be open to the public, weather permitting: On Thursday, May 29; Tuesday, June 3; and Tuesday, June 10. Those practices will be at Ray Nitschke Field and kick off at 11:30 a.m. Central time.
Meanwhile, the team’s mandatory minicamp will be held on Tuesday, June 17 through Thursday, June 19. Historically, the Packers have practiced only two of those three designated days, skipping practice in favor of a team-building exercise on the other day. The exact schedule for the minicamp was not announced.
The club also announced that players will report for training camp on Friday, July 25, at St. Norbert College in De Pere. The team has its annual shareholders meeting on July 24.
The full training camp schedule will be released later. Packers coach Mike McCarthy has said he would be altering the practice approach in camp but declined to give specifics.
“You look at injuries, you look at your outcome, I feel like I haven't hit the target that I want to hit," McCarthy said. “So with that, I'll continue to change and adjust and emphasize the things I feel we need to do and that will be evident when they get back here in the offseason program. The offseason program is going to be different than it was the last two years and training camp will be also.”
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