Jan 5, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers fullback John Kuhn (30) reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during the 3rd quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers running back's Kuhn on the bubble, Franklin hasn't shown any "wow" factor yet

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, veteran running back John Kuhn appears to be on the roster bubble.

Kuhn has been a serviceable lead blocker and protector for the Packers on passing downs and has carried the ball fairly well for them in goal-line situations. But now that the Packers drafted running back Eddie Lacy, it looks as if his time with this Packers team is running out.

He is owed $1.8 million in base salary this season and the Packers have been trying tight end Matthew Mulligan as a battering ram.

Right now the competition at the running back position seems to have picked up compared to previous seasons. Having veterans like Kuhn and James Starks almost on the outside looking in as waves of new backs pour into camp.

With Eddie Lacy having a lock at possibly becoming starting running back, fourth round pick Johnathan Franklin is looking to get Green Bay’s attention. Franklin reportedly hasn’t shown any “wow” factor yet.

Franklin has struggled making headway between tackles and has been adequate, not special, as a pass blocker according to the Milwaukee Journal. If he does make the team, he could be looking at splitting third down carries with DuJuan Harris.

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