Aug 23, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back DuJuan Harris (26) rushes with the football during the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Packers RB DuJuan Harris out for season following knee surgery


It is a good thing the Green Bay Packers used two draft picks to select starting caliber running backs after the latest news concerning their backfield. Running back DuJuan Harris, who many thought could win the team’s starting job heading in to the season, is out for the season after receiving a second opinion on his injured knee.

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy announced on Tuesday that Harris would miss the entire 2013-14 NFL season, according to Pro Football Talk.

Without Harris in the line up, the Packers will rely heavily on rookies Eddie Lacy and Jonathan Franklin. Veterans Alex Green and James Starks also see an increase in their job security and should remain on the roster heading in to the regular season.

Harris shined at the end of the season for the Packers starting in December when he was promoted up from the practice squad.

He entered the offseason at the top of the team’s depth chart, but the unfortunate injury will leave the former undrafted free agent battling for a job when he is healthy enough to return.

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