On Friday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers announced their training camp schedule for 2014, so it's time to start making your summer vacation plans if you plan on making a special trip to Green Bay to see practice.
The Packers' players will report to camp on July 25th, the same day that they reported a year ago, with the first practice again taking place on July 26th. For the record, that opening practice is on a Saturday, and will be held early in the morning, at 8:20 AM Central Time.
As usual, the Packers will close their first week of practice with their Family Night, which this year will take the form of a typical practice instead of the traditional scrimmage. You may remember that offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga tore his ACL in Family Night a year ago, and it is possible that the injury may be a motivating factor for that change.
To break down every training camp-related event for you, we have the full schedule of all practices, preseason games, and associated events below.
|July 25th||Friday||Players report
10 AM: Mike McCarthy press conference
6 PM: Packers 1K Kids Run
7 PM: Movie Night at Lambeau Field (Despicable Me 2)
|July 26th||Saturday||8:20 AM: Open practice
6:30 PM: Packers 5K Run
|July 27th||Sunday||8:20 AM: Open practice|
|July 28th||Monday||8:20 AM: Open practice|
|July 30th||Wednesday||8:20 AM: Open practice|
|July 31st||Thursday||8:20 AM: Open practice|
|August 1st||Friday||8:20 AM: Open practice|
|August 2nd||Saturday||6:25 PM: Family Night Practice|
|August 4th||Monday||5:30 PM: Open practice|
|August 5th||Tuesday||12 noon: Open practice|
|August 6th||Wednesday||11:45 AM: Open practice|
|August 8th||Friday||Closed practice|
|August 9th||Saturday||7 PM: Preseason game at Tennessee Titans|
|August 11th||Monday||Closed practice|
|August 12th||Tuesday||12 noon: Open practice|
|August 13th||Wednesday||11:45 AM: Open practice|
|August 15th||Friday||Closed practice|
|August 16th||Saturday||3 PM: Preseason game at St. Louis Rams|
|August 18th||Monday||12 noon: Open practice|
|August 19th||Tuesday||11:45 AM: Open practice|
|August 21st||Thursday||10:15 AM: Open practice|
|August 22nd||Friday||7 PM: Preseason game vs. Oakland Raiders|
|August 24th||Sunday||Closed practice|
|August 25th||Monday||11:45 AM: Open practice|
|August 27th||Wednesday||10:15 AM: Open practice|
|August 28th||Thursday||6 PM: Preseason game vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|August 30th||Saturday||3 PM: Final cut-down to 53 players|
Make your plans accordingly, and hopefully the Packers will have a productive and injury-free training camp this year.