Family Night Gets Washed Out

Team President Mark Murphy says fans can get free admission to Hall of Fame with purchase of stadium tour and scrimmage ticket. Plus, coach Mike McCarthy, quarterback Aaron Rodgers and some other players talked about the event and the week ahead.

Packer Report was live at Lambeau Field, bringing you some news and notes from Family Night. Here are some of the on-the-fly comments after the event was canceled.

Mark Murphy addresses reporters

Monitored situation with Green Bay Police and Fire Departments. Hopeful they could play scrimmage but "storms kind of just hung over the area." Having fireworks and jersey giveaways anyway.

Drove by at 10:30 a.m. with people tailgating. Disappointed that scrimmage was postponed. Safety of fans was top issue.

All fans through August get free admission to Hall of Fame with scrimmage ticket and purchase of stadium tour.

Tickets sold: About 61,000. 50,787 was actual attendance.

Appreciates patience of fans, as well as enthusiasm and patience during delay.

Aaron Rodgers at podium

Rodgers apologized to the fans several times, said the stadium was electric.

His favorite sign was something like "Rodgers is our Favre-ite quarterback"

Players were told a 10-minute delay. Then 10 more minutes. Then 15 more. Passed time by playing cards.

Other players at podium

A.J. Hawk: First time game canceled. Remember game as rookie vs. Cincinnati when a game was delayed in second half.

Tough to not go out and hit after getting fired up. "We were ready as a defense. It's different this year with our new defense. Everything we do is pretty different. I don't think it's going to hurt us" but was looking forward to going live.

Hawk happy with first week. High volume of installation. "We're going to be aggressive, we're going to play downhill." Physical camp means missing out on tonight shouldn't be a problem.

Faces brother-in-law Brady Quinn next week. Not run-of-the-mill preseason since Browns have QB competition and Packers missed Family Night. Jokes that he won't try to help Quinn out but won't punch him in the mouth either.

Daryn Colledge: Jokes that he was perfect during scrimmage but won't let it go to his head.

"There was a couple of guys I really wanted to cut tonight," he joked, such as speedy little corners who he can't block full-speed.

Some guys need the time off after a physical practice. Plans on setting the tempo early against Browns.

Cullen Jenkins: No residual problems with pectoral. Everything else is sore.

Jenkins understands why 3-4 is challenge for the offense because the defense doesn't know what it's doing half the time.

On Raji: "It's definitely not benefitting him" being absent. "Hopefully he remembers a lot of the stuff from OTAs."

Ryan Grant: Fine line between sitting for too long after warm up. "To sit around for a while, everything kind of stiffens up." Players were taking pads off and cleats off because it's not comfortable to sit around that long.

Not overly disappointed to not miss the contact that would have taken place tonight. It helps backs with pad level, he said, to get live tackling, though.

Danger of wet field: "It's part of the game, really. A wet field's not ideal ... but at the same time, it's part of what we do." Got to focus more on balance. Ball security is No. 1.

Extra day off will benefit Grant greatly, he said, but will work out on Sunday to make sure he doesn't get stiff after a hard week.

McCarthy at podium

"The players were jacked up for tonight. The crowd was great. ... Clearly the determining factor was the safety of everyon involved. It will give us an opportunity to get healthy."

No extra practice scheduled. Extra treatment on Sunday.

"I'm very pleased with the number of reps we were able to obtain last week during practice." Feels ahead of schedule. Health is priority.

Treatment on Sunday. No practice and no meetings. "It's definitely a recovery day."

DeShawn Wynn wasn't going to play: "He has a knee that kind of snuck up on him." Will see where he is on Monday morning.

"They were really hyped up to play."

9 p.m.

That's it. It's rained out. Not sure if it will be played on Sunday. Fireworks and jersey giveaway will go on. McCarthy speaking soon. More later.

8:57 p.m.

We should know soon. Team personnel are on the field checking things out. They're not cleaning up the equipment, yard markers. etc.

8:26 p.m.

After the rain had basically stopped, it's pouring out now. Can't imagine this thing being played, considering the players need to get warmed up again.

8:07 p.m.

Nothing to update from Lambeau. A lot of rain appears to be headed this way but it hasn't been cancelled yet.

7:47 p.m.

A lot of lightning followed by a long rumble of thunder. Packers president Mark Murphy was just on the phone discussing what to do. About 55,000 fans in the concourse have an opinion, I'm sure.

7:44 p.m.

No idea when we're going to get started. A big line of rain seems to be headed right toward the stadium, though the heavy stuff might be ending soon. Would they risk the safety of the players for a glorified practice?

7:20 p.m.

We're on hold. Looks like they're clearing the stadium. It's been drizzling a little. Must be storms in the area. Two years in a row ... the whole thing was delayed by about 45 minutes last year. This looks like a fast-moving storm so hopefully the delay won't be that long this time.

7:15 p.m.

Warmups just ended and the players just headed back to the locker room. Among the names that you care about, it looks like outside linebacker Clay Matthews III is out tonight. He tweaked a hamstring injury sustained back in OTAs. Jeremy Thompson (groin) is back and will line up opposite Aaron Kampman.

Starting secondary? What starting secondary? No Al Harris, no Charles Woodson, no Atari Bigby.

Also out: Ruvell Martin (groin), Brandon Jackson (shoulder), Pat Lee (back), Anthony Smith (groin), Tory Humphrey (broken forearm), Patrick Williams (groin) and Johnny Jolly (ankle). No sign of DeShawn Wynn, either.

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