Green Bay Packers 2011 Schedule: Training Camp Dates Announced

The Green Bay Packers released their official training camp schedule this evening. You can download a copy from the Packers website by following this link. We have also posted the full season schedule below, and you can access it at any time by using the “2011 Schedule” tab at the top of the website.

Packers 2011 Training Camp: The Best Positional Battles to Watch

But it will also be home to several intriguing and important positional battles that will determine who starts and who rides the bench to open the year. Let’s go in-depth to breakdown some of the Packers best battles to watch during training camp.

Packers Sign Utah WR/KR Shaky Smithson

Smithson is listed as a receiver but he made his name at Utah as one of the more dynamic returners in the NCAA. While he started just four games on offense and caught only 25 passes for 383 yards his senior year, Smithson’s 19.1 yards per punt return and four 100-yard punt return games led the nation.

2011 Undrafted Free Agents the Packers May Target when the Lockout Ends

GM Ted Thompson rarely adds veteran free agents, and I’d bet on that continuing once the lockout ends. It’s likely that the only chance for seeing new Packers (besides draft picks, of course) is via undrafted free agents, an avenue where Thompson has been wildly successful.

Chasing Perfection: A Few Areas Where the Packers Can Improve in 2011

While the Packers accomplished the goal that every team sets out to at the beginning of the season, they weren’t a perfect team by any means. The 2010 Packers lost six games along the way, overcoming several deficiencies in the process. Every Packer fan from the Pacific to the Atlantic (and beyond, for our international readers) expects the Packers to repeat next season, but that might not be possible unless the Packers continue to chase perfection.