DE PERE - The Green Bay Packers moved into their training camp home Wednesday, Victor McCormick Hall at St. Norbert College.
Everybody from the established stars to undrafted rookies stay two to a room for a month straight. It's a great chance to get to know your teammates.
Fifty-six years ago, Ray "Scooter" McLean brought the Packers to St. Norbert to build team unity in the pre-season. And the next year, Vince Lombardi kept it going.
That long tradition continues.
Packers players moved into the dorms Wednesday with veteran players on the ground floor and rookies on the top floor. They will spend three weeks sequestered on campus for meetings, meals, study and naps.
Practice starts Friday morning and the moving into the dorms is just the beginning of this year's journey.
"It's a great feeling. It's team building, team bonding and we got a lot of memories here. The guys get here tomorrow night and we're loud, we be laughing, talking and joking. It's a great feeling," said C.J. Wilson, Packers defensive end.
"We enjoy playing football, we enjoy practice, enjoy the game, but mainly just being away from the family this next month when you're staying in the dorms. You can go a while without seeing the wife and kids so that's the worst part about it," said Jordy Nelson, Packers wide receiver.
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For the second year in a row, St. Norbert College could house overflow of homeless people from the St. John the Evangelist shelter in Green Bay.
A memorial fund has been created for a Grand Chute firefighter killed in a weekend car crash.