Packers President Murphy Holding Out Hope for Thursday Night Opener

In a letter to Packers season-ticket holders, president Mark Murphy laid out the NFL’s side in the ongoing labor dispute between the owners and players, and expressed optimism that the season would not be delayed according to Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Murphy confirmed that the Packers would play in the league’s regular-season opener Sept. 8 and said he felt the two sides would reach an agreement on a collective bargaining agreement that would save the 2011 season.

“We appreciate your continued support of the Packers, and I look forward to seeing you back at Lambeau Field this fall for another thrilling season,” Murphy said in the letter.

“As defending champions, we’re especially excited to host the NFL’s season opener Thursday night, September 8. We have some tough issues to resolve between now and then, but I’m confident that we will be able to find a resolution that works for the players, owners and fans.”

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