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McCarthy: DuJuan Harris out for season; will go on IR

Aug. 27, 2013
 

Packers coach Mike McCarthy spoke to the media following practice on Tuesday. Here are some highlights of his news conference:

-Today concluded training camp. I want to thank the fans for the incredible environment they created for our players. Hot day to close training camp. Itís also a tough day, weíll spend the next hour trying to determine who No. 14 or 15 will be.

-DuJuan Harris will go on IR today, determined after further medical review. I felt he was going to be an impactful player on offense. We need to get him healthy and we will start that process. Similar injury to what he had during OTAs. That was made clear today. Havenít talked about IR designation yet.

-I thought the kicking battle was extensive, going both with the wind and against the wind. I thought Mason was exceptional. Ramirez was struggling with the time of it. Heís only been here for three days. He didnít have the rhythm down and I think it affected him on first set of kicks. Two very talented kickers watching those two go head-to-head.

-This is one of many conversations you have this year. You talk about every position, every player. It seems like one continuous situation. We have a lot of moving parts right before these final couple hours.

-I wonít say Crosby sealed job. Thought Mason hit the ball well. Thatís what heís done for a majority of his career. I was very impressed with Mason over the past two kicking opportunities. Heís had a very good week.

-Anytime you have an injury to a particular play-maker, itís the responsibility for the other players at the position or other perimeter positions to step up. Every offseason, you got through evaluations of your offense. You have packages in place for how youíre going to start the season, DuJuan was a big part of my individual plan. Last week was first time we could use DuJuan and Eddie in one-two punch.

-What happens in Kansas City will say a lot about the remaining players in that group.

-I think you have to be excited about James Starksí camp. Heís practiced every single day which is important for him to do. His availability was the highest of his career. Heís contributed a little more on special teams as heís done in the past. Thereís steps James has made throughout training camp. I felt a heightened expectation for Alex on special teams, think heís a good kick returner. Those are the type of things you look for. Itís a long way, you need them all.

-You want to see the young guys play and see how that will shake out. The young outside linebackers, some guys will have opportunities Thursday night that they havenít had.

-Tramon was limited yesterday. Based on brief conversation with Dom Capers and Joe Whitt, he looked good but donít know about Thursday vs. Chiefs.

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