22nd July, 2014

Bob Jeter Gets Shipped to Chicago

July 22, 1971 – Cornerback Bob Jeter’s long and successful run in Green Bay has come to an end. The two-time Pro Bowler is traded to the Chicago Bears for running back Ross Montgomery and a 1972 sixth-round draft choice. Montgomery never plays for the Packers, while Jeter plays three seasons for the Bears before retiring at age 36.

21st July, 2014

Vince Lombardi Takes on Jack Nicklaus

July 21, 1965 – Packers Coach Vince Lombardi plays Jack Nicklaus in a highly-publicized golf match at Oneida Golf and Riding Club outside Green Bay. Lombardi, who maintained a 9 handicap, was reportedly thrilled with his 82. Nicklaus shot a 72. Nicklaus and Lombardi are part of a foursome rounded out by Don Hutson, who shoots an 82, and club pro Bill Furnari, who cards an 83. 

20th July, 2014

Packers Accept Resignation of John Jones

July 20, 2007 – The Packers Executive Committee formally accepts the resignation of John Jones, who was tabbed to replace Bob Harlan as the team’s president. Jones cites health concerns as the reason for his departure. “The Packers mean so very much to me, but my family means more,” Jones said. “I need to put my health and continued recovery above everything else.” 

19th July, 2014

Packers Acquire Willie Davis from Cleveland

July 19, 1960 – Vince Lombardi acquires one of the most dominant defensive linemen in NFL history when he sends end A.D. Williams to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for Willie Davis. Davis goes on to become a five-time, first-team All Pro and a Pro Football Hall of Famer. Williams had one reception for five yards in one season with the Browns.

18th July, 2014

The Don Hutson Center is Dedicated

July 18, 1994 – The Don Hutson Center, the Packers’ new, $4.67 million indoor practice facility, is dedicated. Located across from Lambeau Field, it features two fields so offense and defense can practice simultaneously. The field’s artificial turf, called FieldTurf, is more similar to real grass than AstroTurf and is helpful in preparing for indoor games.

17th July, 2014

Packers Trade Jan Stenerud to the Vikings

July 17, 1984 – The Packers ship kicker Jan Stenerud to the division-rival Vikings for a seventh-round pick. One of the greatest kickers in NFL history, Stenerud hit 80 percent of his field goal attempts in four seasons with the Packers, including 21 of 26 attempts in 1983. The Packers replace Stenerud with Al Del Greco and Eddie Garcia. The draft pick turns out to be linebacker Eric Wilson, who never plays for the team.

16th July, 2014

Seth Joyner Signs with the Packers

July 16, 1997 – Veteran Seth Joyner spurns more lucrative offers to sign with the defending NFL champion Packers. According to Joyner’s agent, Jim Solano, Green Bay’s offer was not the most lucrative, but the 32-year-old was looking for the best avenue to reach a Super Bowl. Joyner replaces Wayne Simmons in the starting lineup seven games into the season, but the Packers fail to win the Super Bowl.

15th July, 2014

Don Majkowski Signs One-Year Deal

July 15, 1991 – Quarterback Don Majkowski signs a one-year, $1.7 million deal with the Packers, essentially betting on his performance during the season ahead. Coming off rotator cuff surgery, Majkowski had little leverage for a long-term deal. The gamble doesn’t pay off. “The Majik Man,” as he’s known, experiences another injury-plagued year in 1991.

14th July, 2014

Brett Favre Signs New Five-Year Deal

July 14, 1994 – Brett Favre signs the second-most lucrative contract in Packers history by inking a five-year, $19 million deal that includes a $2.5 million signing bonus. Favre was a restricted free agent. “It’s been a long time,” Favre says of the deal that had been in the works for 14 months. “I think the whole time we all knew it was going to get done.” 

13th July, 2014

Packers Sign Matt Hasselbeck

July 13, 1998 – Boston College quarterback Matt Hasselbeck agrees to terms on a three-year contract with the Packers. He spends the 1998 season on the practice squad before spending two seasons on the Packers active roster. Hasselbeck attempts just 29 passes in two years in Green Bay before being traded to Seattle.