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Family Night scrimmage canceled due to strong thunderstorms in Green Bay

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers canceled their family night scrimmage on Saturday after strong thunderstorms swept through the area, leaving more than 50,000 fans without an early season football fix.

The Packers knew that this year's scrimmage would lack the off-field drama of last year's event when Brett Favre returned days before his eventual trade to the New York Jets.

Turns out, it lacked any on-field drama, too.

Heavy rains began about 15 minutes before the scrimmage was scheduled to begin with players just finishing warmups and the lightning never let up. After a delay of an hour and a half, the event was called.

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