Morning Practices Highlight Schedule

The Packers unveiled their practice schedule on Wednesday, with coach Mike McCarthy virtually eliminating the popular night practices.

The Green Bay Packers will kick off training camp at 8:20 a.m. on Friday, July 26, the team announced on Wednesday.

Coach Mike McCarthy practically eliminated the popular night practices, with just one on Friday, Aug. 2. Instead, nine practices will begin at 8:20 a.m. and the rest of the practices begin at 11 a.m., 11:15 a.m. or 11:30 a.m.

Of the 20 practices, including Family Night, 15 will be conducted in full pads. Last year, 17 of the 21 practices were in full pads. In 2011, it was 18 of 21 practices in full pads. In 2010 (back when two-a-days were allowed), it was 20 of 25 practices in full pads. In 2009, it was 19 of 26 in full pads.

HERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT DATES:

Thursday, July 25: Players report

Thursday, July 25: Coach Mike McCarthy's season-opening press conference, 10 a.m.

Friday, July 26: First practice, 8:20 a.m., Ray Nitschke Field.

Friday, July 26: Packers 1K Kids Run, 6 p.m.; Movie Night at Lambeau Field, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 27: Packers 5K Run at Lambeau Field, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 3: Family Night, Lambeau Field, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 27: Last practice open to public, 11 a.m., Ray Nitschke Field.

HERE IS THE PRACTICE SCHEDULE:

Friday, July 26: 8:20 a.m. (shells)

Saturday, July 27: 8:20 a.m. (shells)

Sunday, July 28: 8:20 a.m. (full pads)

Monday, July 29: No practice.

Tuesday, July 30: 8:20 a.m. (full pads)

Wednesday, July 31: 8:20 a.m. (full pads)

Thursday, Aug. 1: 8:20 a.m. (full pads)

Friday, Aug. 2: 7 p.m. (full pads)

Saturday, Aug. 3: Family Night, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 4: No practice.

Monday, Aug. 5: No public practice.

Tuesday, Aug. 6: 8:20 a.m. (full pads)

Wednesday, Aug. 7: 8:20 a.m. (full pads)

Thursday, Aug. 8: 8:20 a.m. (full pads)

Friday, Aug. 9: Preseason, vs. Arizona, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 10: No practice.

Sunday, Aug. 11: No practice.

Monday, Aug. 12: No public practice.

Tuesday, Aug. 13: 11:15 a.m. (full pads)

Wednesday, Aug. 14: 11:15 a.m. (full pads)

Thursday, Aug. 15: 11 a.m. (helmets)

Friday, Aug. 16: No practice.

Saturday, Aug. 17: Preseason, at St. Louis, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 18: No practice.

Monday, Aug. 19: 11:30 a.m. (shells)

Tuesday, Aug. 20: 11:15 a.m. (full pads)

Wednesday, Aug. 21: 11 a.m. (full pads)

Thursday, Aug. 22: No practice.

Friday, Aug. 23: Preseason, vs. Seattle, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 24: No practice.

Sunday, Aug. 25: 11:30 a.m. (shells)

Monday, Aug. 26: 11:15 a.m. (full pads)

Tuesday, Aug. 27: 11 a.m. (full pads)

Wednesday, Aug. 28: No practice

Thursday, Aug. 29: Preseason, at Kansas City, 7 p.m.


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