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Notebook: Harris to get opportunity to be starter at RB

10:59 PM, Mar. 20, 2013
DuJuan Harris averaged 4.6 yards per carry in limited regular-season work late last year and added two touchdowns in the playoffs while rushing for 100 yards on 28 carries. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
DuJuan Harris averaged 4.6 yards per carry in limited regular-season work late last year and added two touchdowns in the playoffs while rushing for 100 yards on 28 carries. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
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After missing out on free-agent running back Steven Jackson, the Green Bay Packers plan to give DuJuan Harris a shot at the starting job this season.

Though undersized for an every-down back, the 5-foot-8 and 203-pound Harris was the team's most productive ball carrier last season. He averaged 4.6 yards per carry in limited regular-season work late last year and added two touchdowns in the playoffs while rushing for 100 yards on 28 carries over the two games.

"Oh, he's going to play for us next season," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said. "That's his responsibility if wants to be the starter." ...

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