DuJuan Harris Has Been Activated

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DuJuan Harris

DuJuan Harris

Bad news, Alex Green. The Green Bay Packers have activated DuJuan Harris from the physically unable to perform list.

That makes a crowded backfield even more crowded. Harris, who finished last season as the Packers starting running back, is still considered the team’s starter, according to coach Mike McCarthy.

Harris had been battling a hamstring injury, which is why he opened camp on the PUP list. Now he’ll presumably get three preseason games to prove he’s still the starter.

It was suggested when training camp started that Harris might be out longer than this, which would have put his roster spot in jeopardy. The Packers drafted two backs — Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin — and also have James Starks and Alex Green on the roster. Both Starks and Green have been starters for the Packers.

Starks started the Packers preseason opener and averaged a pretty mediocre 3.2 per carry. Franklin followed Starks and Green was the third back in. Both of them managed only a pathetic 2.3 per carry.

After the game, it came out that the Packers were looking to trade Green.

If they can’t trade him and/or Starks, then they’re going to have to cut one or both of those guys. Unless Harris suddenly proves to be awful, that is.

Lacy and Franklin are getting roster spots. If Harris doesn’t regress, he’s likely getting one too. That makes what happens to Starks and Green one of the biggest stories of training camp.

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

6 Comments on "DuJuan Harris Has Been Activated"

  1. Richard

    Alex Green on the trading block? The phones must be ringing 24/7. You’d have a better chance signing and trading Ahman Green.

  2. SoTxPhil

    D. Harris proved last yr that he is a “special” RB, with exceptional speed/quickness and hard to bring down(plus he is as cheap as they come). When he gets a little more used to the passing game he could be deadly in the open field. I feel sorry for Green, but he’ll be the one to go unless Starks gets injured in the PS as usual.

  3. MadCity Packer Fan

    This a guy that sells used cars in the off season…trust me Harris is our starter. Those that score touchdowns and then go sell jr a Caprice Classic stay on the team. Sounds odd but he is good and a good person. If he progresses he will be our back for a while.

  4. PF4L

    Yea…..Until I can see one of our backs, average anywhere close to 4.6 yards a carry. Harris is the man. Hope his hamstring holds up. I agree w/TxPhil about his speed/quickness, plus he has power. To accomplish what he did behind that O line, McCarthy was right to name him a starter, because he earned it.

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