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As rookie RBs heal, Packers look to shore up backfield

6:56 AM, Oct. 1, 2013
Green Bay Packers running back Johnathan Franklin displayed shiftiness and the ability to make tacklers miss against Cincinnati on Sept. 22, something that was rarely evident during training camp. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
Green Bay Packers running back Johnathan Franklin displayed shiftiness and the ability to make tacklers miss against Cincinnati on Sept. 22, something that was rarely evident during training camp. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
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The good news Monday for the Green Bay Packers was that rookie running backs Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin were feeling well enough to practice following the team's bye week.

The bad news is that two other running backs, halfback James Starks (knee) and fullback John Kuhn (hamstring), remained on the shelf with injuries.

So the Packers remain thin at running back, which prompted them to promote Michael Hill, an undrafted rookie from Missouri Western, to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. ...

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