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DuJuan Harris says he’ll be ready for camp

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With two rookies arriving in the draft and two other veterans bidding for playing time, this is not the right moment for a Packers running back to be missing practices.

Thanks to surgery to remove a cyst near his lungs discovered during a team physical, that’s just what DuJuan Harris had to do this spring. Harris, who closed last season as the Packers’ starting tailback, might ultimately benefit from the operation as it may improve his breathing but, for now, he’s got some work to do if he’s going to maintain that spot at the top of the depth chart. That effort should start on the first day of training camp.

“I’ll be ready. I’ll be there,” Harris said, via Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Reports over the weekend pushed Alex Green as the frontrunner for the top job ahead of Harris, James Starks and rookies Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin, but thing will likely remain fluid well into training camp and the preseason. With Mike McCarthy promising a better run game in 2013, everyone is going to get a few more shots to show they are capable of providing it before any final solutions get made in Green Bay.

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16 Responses to “DuJuan Harris says he’ll be ready for camp”
  1. jack3dsd says: Jun 17, 2013 9:40 AM

    I hope so Harris looked really good last year. the combo of Harris and Lacy looks really good on paper. as long as that stumbling bafoon james starks stays off the field

  2. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 17, 2013 9:42 AM

    Former future Hall of Famers Harris, Starks, and Green are going to have to step aside for current future Hall of Famers Lacy and Franklin.

  3. chi01town says: Jun 17, 2013 9:52 AM

    5 RB’s in cheesebay trying to be the
    #1 blocker. Rodgers will pass the ball on every play. the winners will be the 2 or 3 of these guys that dont make that roster because they might get a chance to run the football somewhere else

  4. twonis says: Jun 17, 2013 9:58 AM

    Talk about your bad timing…

    Before this you had to consider that Harris was the presumptive #1 guy going into camp, just given his late season surge. Even with the arrival of Lacy and Franklin, the fact that Harris already knows the offense and had had such a successful campaign was going to give him a boost.

    Now, with the supposed re-emergence of Alex Green added to the mix, getting sidelined with something like this, even if minor, can’t be doing much for Harris’ stock.

    This is the same guy who walked off the car lot and on to the Packers playing field though. Anything could happen. Too many choices for the Packers at RB is a great, and rare, problem to have.

  5. tjacks7 says: Jun 17, 2013 10:03 AM

    what a mediocre stable of running backs.

  6. purplepride74 says: Jun 17, 2013 10:15 AM

    Ha. If Alex Green is the frontrunner, then I don’t think these RBs are as good as Packer fans would have us believe! Skol!

  7. gbp4ever says: Jun 17, 2013 10:48 AM

    Alex Green is likely not to be with the team then starting. The guy is no gain Green. If he makes contact he goes down.

  8. ColtsWinColtsWin!! says: Jun 17, 2013 11:06 AM

    Alex Green is awesome, I so had him on my fantasy football team, he was such a great contributor as the only healthy running back the Packers had last year for most of the season, he reminds so much of the great contibutions that arizona cardinals running back Ryan Williams, MEGA Fantasy stud, gave the cardinals when bean bag wells went down.
    What a great player, role model and future hall of famer he his.

  9. tangysizzl says: Jun 17, 2013 11:16 AM

    Aren’t you fans sick of losing to the Packers year after year after year. You know the team that has no Oline, no RBs of worth and a system QB named Sharon Rodgers, along with a defense that leaks like a sieve.

    It must be tough to be a fan of a team that can’t beat these guys. Your inferiority complex must be killing you. Oh well theres always next year right?

  10. axespray says: Jun 17, 2013 11:22 AM

    If my team were currently getting owned for the last 20 years by a division rival, I’d probably have too much shame to troll….

    I guess viking/bear fans are shameless, teams are nothing but jokes – yet they’re here ripping on one or two positions they insist we’re weak at – yet can’t admit their entire teams have been nothing, but weak as hell.

  11. tangysizzl says: Jun 17, 2013 12:23 PM

    The Vikings beat GB 3 times in the last 6 years but 2 of those wins they got from Brett Favre a former Packer and the last win was a gift allowing the Packers to hand pick their opponent for the first round of the playoffs.

    The Bears have won once in forever and all it took was 18 penalties by GB and a fumble in Chi territory for them to do it.

    Lions have also only won once in forever and all it took was a concussion for Rodgers that kept him out of the game for the 2nd half.

    And now you know why these little maggots continue to troll Packers stories, they need someway to vent all that built up frustration.

  12. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 17, 2013 12:37 PM

    tangysizzl says:Jun 17, 2013 12:23 PM

    The Vikings beat GB 3 times in the last 6 years but 2 of those wins they got from Brett Favre a former Packer and the last win was a gift allowing the Packers to hand pick their opponent for the first round of the playoffs.
    ______

    Really? The Packers lost to the Vikings on purpose because they preferred playing the Vikings in the first round and going to San Francisco to having a first-round bye and hosting San Francisco? I guess that’s logical to you.

  13. tangysizzl says: Jun 17, 2013 1:45 PM

    Yes it is logical. I know you can’t believe that being a Vikings fan but that was the easier route to the SB. It didn’t work out but I don’t think that it would have been any different had GB played SF at home so it was worth a try.

    A first round bye guarantees you nothing but playing the Vikings in the first round was a guaranteed win so why not.

  14. jhein23 says: Jun 17, 2013 1:51 PM

    Packers have been dominating the NFC North for quite some time now – actually more with Aaron Rodgers at QB than Favre. But the trolls have tons of excuses or bring up the 1 time in years that they beat the Pack. The Packers have had blowout victories over all 3 teams too. When the others win its by a TD or less.

  15. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Jun 17, 2013 4:13 PM

    tangysizzl says:Jun 17, 2013 1:45 PM

    Yes it is logical. I know you can’t believe that being a Vikings fan but that was the easier route to the SB. It didn’t work out but I don’t think that it would have been any different had GB played SF at home so it was worth a try.

    A first round bye guarantees you nothing but playing the Vikings in the first round was a guaranteed win so why not.
    _______

    Actually, a first round bye guarantees that you play in the next round. Playing a game instead means you risk injuries and you have less time to prepare for your opponent. I know it’s a bit, but it’s a stupid bit that only your fellow Packer fans could appreciate.

  16. smartestpackerfan says: Jun 17, 2013 8:40 PM

    I wish we had Trent Richardson or any other runningbacks. Franklin and Lacy are gonna be huge busts. We won’t make the playoffs because the Lions, Bears, and Vikings all have better offenses than us. :'(

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