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Harris might be best option at halfback

Diminutive former practice squader outperforms Grant vs. Vikings

7:41 PM, Dec. 31, 2012
Packers running back DuJuan Harris breaks away in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.
Packers running back DuJuan Harris breaks away in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.
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Early in Sunday's regular-season finale at Minnesota, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy dumped the concept of rotating running backs.

By midway through the second quarter, starter Ryan Grant got the hook. He played only five snaps, carrying the ball twice for 2 yards.

That's when DuJuan Harris perhaps staked his claim to the job for however long the Packers' playoff run lasts. The diminutive former practice squader gave the Packers 70 yards rushing on just 14 carries, a 5.0-yard average. That's the second-best single-game average this season by a Packers running back who has received ...

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