The Green Bay Packers and All-Pro quarterback Aaron Rodgers are dying for a running game to take some of the load off of his shoulders in 2013. After they watched the team’s best blind side protector, offensive tackle Bryan Bulaga, go down with a season-ending ACL injury, it only enhanced the importance that the Packers establish a consistent running game in 2013.
The competition at running back features a pair of rookies in Alabama’s Eddie Lacy and UCLA’s Jonathan Franklin. Packers beat writer Rob Demovsky believes Eddie Lacy is the early favorite to start:
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And despite missing practice today with what’s been called a sore hamstring, Demovsky remains confident Lacy is that favorite to start:
Running back Eddie Lacy, who appears to have wrapped up the starting job, missed his first practice of camp. McCarthy said the rookie has a hamstring injury but does not expect it to be a long-term issue.