21st August, 2014

Packers Come to Terms with Hallstrom, Cannon

August 21, 1988 – The Green Bay Packers agree to contract terms with a pair of offensive lineman as Lindy Infante gets set to open his first season as coach of the Green and Gold. The agreements reached with guard Ron Hallstrom and center Mark Cannon leave the Packers with two holdouts: wide receiver Phillip Epps and linebacker Brian Noble. 

20th August, 2014

Packers Give Up on David Whitehurst

August 20, 1984 – After seven seasons, the Packers decide they’ve seen enough of quarterback David Whitehurst. Coach Forrest Gregg cuts the one-time starter and decides to enter the season with the trio of Lynn Dickey, Randy Wright and Rich Campbell. Whitehurst started 16 games for the Packers in 1978 and 13 in 1979, but only three in the subsequent four seasons.

19th August, 2014

Ron Kostelnik Sent to Baltimore

August 19, 1969 – After eight seasons with the Packers, defensive tackle Ron Kostelnik is traded to the Baltimore Colts for a 1970 fourth-round draft choice. Although never flashy, Kostelnik replaced the retiring Dave Hanner in the lineup in 1964 and became a valuable run stopper. Kostelnik played just one season with the Colts before hanging up his cleats.

18th August, 2014

Packers Bring Back Hinkle and Herber


August 18, 1941 – Clarke Hinkle and Arnie Herber come to terms with the Packers and report for practice. Hinkle’s signing comes weeks after he had announced his retirement. He’ll lead the Packers in rushing with 393 yards in 1941, while Herber’s days in Green Bay come to an end when he’s waived less than a week before the start of the regular season.

17th August, 2014

Gross Avenue Becomes Holmgren Way

August 17, 1997 – Packers Coach Mike Holmgren is immortalized in Green Bay when Gross Avenue in the Village of Ashwaubenon is renamed and dedicated as Holmgren Way. Holmgren becomes the second Packers coach to have a street named in his honor, following Vince Lombardi. Appropriately, Holmgren Way intersects Lombardi Ave. 

16th August, 2014

Packers First International Game is a Rout

August 16, 1997 – The Packers rout the Buffalo Bills 35-3 in their first appearance in the American Bowl. This particular contest is held in Toronto’s SkyDome and marks the first time the Packers have played outside of the U.S. In all, 40 games using the American Bowl name were played from 1986-2005 in various locations around the world. 

15th August, 2014

Packers Unveil the 3-4 Defense

August 15, 2009 – The Packers unveil their new 3-4 defense for the first time and shut out the Cleveland Browns 17-0 in a preseason affair at Lambeau Field. Unfortunately for the fans on hand, the game didn’t provide much excitement. The Packers offense scored touchdowns on its first two drives (both in the first quarter) and the final score – a Mason Crosby field goal – didn’t come until 5:28 left in the fourth.

14th August, 2014

Randall Cobb Flashes His Potential

August 14, 2011 – Although the Packers drop a 27-17 preseason contest to the Cleveland Browns, rookie Randall Cobb shows the team a sign of things to come. The second-round pick hauls in three catches for 60 yards and returns two kicks for a 29-yard average. Although Cobb doesn’t get many opportunities on offense in 2011, he does spark the Packers’ return game with two touchdowns.

13th August, 2014

Packers Acquire Ted Hendricks

August 13, 1974 – Dan Devine’s trades rarely worked out, but at least one deal ended up being a good one. Devine sent linebacker Tom MacLeod and an eighth-round draft choice to the Colts for All-Pro linebacker Ted Hendricks and Baltimore’s second-round pick in 1975. In his one season with the Packers, Hendricks blocks seven kicks and starts 14 games.

12th August, 2014

Obama’s Praise of Rodgers Seen as Slight to Cutler

August 12, 2011 – President Barack Obama, a noted Bears fan, gets in a little trouble when the Super Bowl champion Packers visit the White House. After receiving a Packers stock certificate, Obama says, “If I’m a part owner, what I’m thinking is we should initiate a trade to send (Aaron) Rodgers down to the Bears.” The comment is seen as a slight to Bears quarterback Jay Cutler and Obama later apologizes.