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Justin Harrell | Defensive Lineman

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/14/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 315
College: Tennessee
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Packers waived DL Justin Harrell.
Now 27, Harrell is coming off a torn ACL after missing the majority of the 2007-2009 seasons with back injuries. He's played just 14 of a possible 64 games since GM Ted Thompson selected him at No. 16 overall out of Tennessee. Harrell is a poor bet to land guaranteed money on the open market. Thu, Jul 28, 2011 02:21:00 PM

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Packers DL Justin Harrell received no indications from the team that Green Bay wants him back for this season.

Entering his fifth season, Harrell has racked up more year-ending injuries than big plays in the NFL. "It's up to them. I don't know," he said. "I didn't have any talks at the end of the year like, 'You'll be back.'" Now 27, Harrell is coming off a torn left ACL. He'd have little market value if released.
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 10:57:00 PM

The Green Bay Press-Gazette doesn't expect DE Justin Harrell back with the Packers this season.

One of GM Ted Thompson's few draft misses, the injury-plagued 2007 first-rounder is due a $575,000 roster bonus this offseason. He spent all of last season on I.R. with a torn ACL, allowing C.J. Wilson, Howard Green and Jarius Wynn to emerge as capable rotational ends.
Sun, May 15, 2011 03:07:00 PM

Packers placed DE Justin Harrell (torn ACL) on injured reserve, ending his season.

As expected, Jarius Wynn took his spot. Harrell, who has now missed 35 of 48 games since being drafted with the 16th overall pick in 2007, is under contract through 2012. He's no lock to start next season on the active roster.
Tue, Sep 14, 2010 03:46:00 PM

Packers DE Justin Harrell is out for the season with a torn ACL.

It's a tough break for Harrell, but no one should be surprised. He played in just 13 of 48 possible games coming into this year due to a laundry list of injuries. The Packers will place Harrell on I.R. by Tuesday, and probably bring in a free agent defensive end. Jarius Wynn is a good bet to return.
Mon, Sep 13, 2010 01:02:00 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy confirmed Sunday that DE Justin Harrell's knee injury is "significant."

Beat writer Greg Bedard takes this to mean it's a season-threatening injury, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports it's "believed" to be a torn ACL. Harrell, Green Bay's No. 4 defensive end, is one of the most injury-prone players in the game. The Packers may explore re-signing Jarius Wynn.
Sun, Sep 12, 2010 08:33:00 PM

Justin Harrell left Sunday's game against the Eagles with a serious left knee injury.

The injury looked pretty serious as coach Mike McCarthy came out on the field to check on Harrell. The talented defensive end can't seem to stay healthy after dealing with back issues for much of his career.
Sun, Sep 12, 2010 05:03:00 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy said that Justin Harrell was excused for personal reasons Thursday and not because of his troublesome back.

The Packers failed to mention that Harrell's wife had a baby yesterday when they noted he had back tightness. McCarthy said Harrell is fine and would have been able to practice today.
Thu, Aug 19, 2010 01:19:00 PM

Packers DE Justin Harrell sat out both practices Tuesday due to tightness in his back.

We don't normally worry about guys taking a day off, but Harrell has a long history of back issues. It's a major red flag if the former first-round pick's back is acting up again. Harrell has had a healthy -- albeit mediocre -- camp until now.
Wed, Aug 18, 2010 11:56:00 AM

Packers DE Justin Harrell has reportedly shown poor effort on the practice field in camp.

Either that, or he's out of shape. "The contrast in intensity between Harrell and rookie Mike Neal is startling," writes the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's Bob McGinn. "By now, (Harrell's) routine has become commonplace. Take a rep, slow jog or walk behind the line, remove helmet, take a knee."
Wed, Aug 11, 2010 01:05:00 AM

Packers DL Justin Harrell had to leave Monday's practice early for unspecified reasons.

Surprise. A teammate said Harrell was suffering from fatigue and heat-related symptoms. He still wasn't in the locker room an hour after practice, and later one of the team's equipment attendants gathered Harrell's clothes from his locker and left. An injury wouldn't be new for Harrell. He's in a fight to win a roster spot, so this comes at a bad time for him.
Tue, Aug 3, 2010 10:46:00 AM

Packers DL Justin Harrell is expected to be on the roster bubble even if he stays healthy.

His never-ending back injuries have frustrated the Packers, and the recent switch of B.J. Raji to nose tackle has created more depth at defensive end. Harrell currently appears to be sixth on the depth chart at end, behind Cullen Jenkins, Ryan Pickett, rookie Mike Neal, Johnny Jolly, and Jairus Wynn. Harrell may have to show versatility at nose tackle to make the club.
Mon, May 24, 2010 08:42:00 AM

Justin Harrell (back) returned to practice for the start of Tuesday's OTAs.

Harrell missed the entire 2009 season with back injuries that derailed his career. Coach Mike McCarthy believes that Harrell has finally "turned the corner," however. If so, he'll contribute as a rotational lineman this year.
Tue, May 18, 2010 04:14:00 PM

Packers DE Justin Harrell did not have further back surgery this offseason and is "feeling really good."

Chronic back issues have decimated Harrell's career. He's played in just 13 of a possible 48 games, and the fact that he feels good now doesn't mean too much. If he's healthy in the fall, he'll be a rotational lineman.
Mon, Apr 5, 2010 10:58:00 AM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy says the team feels DE Justin Harrell has "turned the corner" with regard to his chronic back injuries.

Harrell, the No. 16 overall pick in 2007, has appeared in just 13 games over the last three seasons. If healthy, he could contribute as a rotational run stopper off the bench. Harrell has never offered penetration skills.
Fri, Feb 26, 2010 03:46:00 PM

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6Mike Kafka
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8Caleb Hanie
9David Carr
10Rex Grossman
11Vince Young
12Brady Quinn
13Kevin Kolb
14Josh Portis
15Jerrod Johnson
16Adam Weber
17Jordan Rodgers
18Brendon Kay
19Logan Kilgore
20Chase Rettig
21Tommy Rees
22Brock Jensen
23Nate Enderle
24Trent Edwards
25Pat White
26John Parker Wilson
27Nick Stephens
28Tyler Wilson
29Ryan Katz
30Colby Cameron
31Kyle Padron
32James Vandenberg
33Mike Hermann
34Nathan Stanley
35Dalton Williams
36Matt Brown
37Caleb TerBush
38Tim Jenkins
39Dayne Crist
40Brett Smith
41James Franklin
42Keith Price
43Collin Klein
44Rusty Smith
45Kory Faulkner
46Alex Carder
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2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Chris Johnson
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Maurice Jones-Drew
9Reggie Bush
10Brandon Jackson
11D.J. Ware
12Jalen Parmele
13Peyton Hillis
14BenJarvus Green-Ellis
15Jordan Todman
16Jamie Harper
17Chris Rainey
18Terrance Ganaway
19Alvester Alexander
20Evan Royster
21Jewel Hampton
22Zach Brown
23D.J. Harper
24Tim Cornett
25Stephen Houston
26Brandon Saine
27Ray Rice
28Alex Green
29Mikel Leshoure
30Lance Ball
31Isaac Redman
32Michael Bush
33Javarris James
34Josh Vaughan
35Delone Carter
36Darren Evans
37Armond Smith
38Derrick Strozier
39David Fluellen
40Roy Finch
41Tim Flanders
42Jordan Lynch
43Jordan Roberts
44Orwin Smith
45Kapri Bibbs
46Cierre Wood
47Stefphon Jefferson
48Deonte Williams
49Bradley Randle
50Quentin Hines
51De'Leon Eskridge
52Anthony Allen
53Damien Berry
54Richard Murphy
55William Powell
56Tauren Poole
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Maurice Jones-Drew
4Reggie Bush
5Pierre Thomas
6Chris Johnson
7Ryan Torain
8Beanie Wells
9Andre Brown
3RB1Steven Jackson
2Reggie Bush
3Pierre Thomas
4Chris Johnson
5Jordan Todman
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8D.J. Ware
9Maurice Jones-Drew
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2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Will Ta'ufo'ou
11Ray Agnew
12Maurice Hagens
13James Baker
14Collin Mooney
15Harvey Unga
16Owen Marecic
17Shaun Chapas
18Dorson Boyce
19Eric Kettani
20Quinn Johnson
21Owen Schmitt
22Brian Leonard
23Braden Wilson
24Zach Boren
25Lonnie Pryor
26Ben Bartholomew
27Ina Liaina
28Stephen Campbell
29J.C. Copeland
30Chad Young
31Kadeem Jones
32Chad Abram
33Alex Debniak
34Ryan Roberson
35Jonathan Amosa
36Rupert Bryan
37Cameron White
38Devonte Campbell
39Michael Zordich
40Jon Hoese
41Ben Guidugli
42Nate Eachus
43Jourdan Brooks
44Ryan D'Imperio
45Eddie Williams
46Karl Williams
47Brock Bolen
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2Jabar Gaffney
3Lance Moore
4Santonio Holmes
5Laurent Robinson
6Brandon Gibson
7Titus Young
8Joe Morgan
9Darius Johnson
10Keenan Davis
11Erik Lora
12Taulib Ikharo
13Ryan Whalen
14Jamar Newsome
15Terrence Toliver
16Devery Henderson
17Richard Goodman
18Kevin Hardy
19Tim Benford
20LaRon Byrd
21Greg Childs
22Lamont Bryant
23Ben Obomanu
24Ted Ginn
25Matt Willis
26Lavelle Hawkins
27Brett Swain
28Chaz Schilens
29Brian Robiskie
30Ifeanyi Momah
31Sederrick Cunningham
32Jordan White
33Chris Summers
34Marcus Jackson
35Derek Moye
36Kamar Jorden
37Nicholas Johnson
38Naaman Roosevelt
39Tiquan Underwood
40Charly Martin
41Johnathan Haggerty
42Robby Toma
43Carlin Isles
44Roy Roundtree
45Chad Bumphis
46Dan Buckner
47Zach Rogers
48Emmanuel Arceneaux
49Mark Harrison
50Cole McKenzie
51Jamal Miles
52Rashad Evans
53Tyrone Goard
54Sam McGuffie
55Terrell Sinkfield
56Jheranie Boyd
57Eric Rogers
58Rashaad Carter
59Erik Highsmith
60Chip Reeves
61Demetrius Fields
62Scott Pillar
63Mike Davis
64Cody Hoffman
65Quintin Payton
66Wilson Van Hooser
67C.J. Goodwin
68Jon Baldwin
69LaQuan Williams
70Diondre Borel
71Julius Pruitt
72Mardy Gilyard
73Chastin West
74Bert Reed
75Brandon Carswell
76Joseph Anderson
77Jeremy Ebert
78T.J. Moe
79Jasper Collins
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2Davone Bess
3Brian Hartline
4Anthony Armstrong
5Percy Harvin
6Harry Douglas
7Kerry Meier
8David Nelson
9Greg Little
10A.J. Jenkins
11Aaron Mellette
12Robert Gill
13Darius Hanks
14Kealoha Pilares
15Brandon Banks
16Donald Jones
17Raymond Radway
18Eric Page
19Chris Givens
20Jordan Shipley
21Mohamed Massaquoi
22Earl Bennett
23Micheal Spurlock
24Steve Breaston
25Donte' Stallworth
26Michael Jenkins
27David Ball
28Devin Aromashodu
29David Reed
30Jarett Dillard
31Dezmon Briscoe
32Jeff Fuller
33Tim Toone
34Isaiah Williams
35David Douglas
36Dale Moss
37Brandon Collins
38Tray Session
39Lanear Sampson
40Alec Lemon
41Lamaar Thomas
42Dominique Croom
43Martel Moore
44Nicholas Edwards
45Charles Hawkins
46Alex Gillett
47Greg Hardin
48Lacoltan Bester
49Eric Thomas
50Duke Calhoun
51Jaz Reynolds
52Austin Franklin
53Alex Neutz
54Geraldo Boldewijn
55Kelsey Pope
56Anthony McClung
57Jordan Harris
58Micah Hatfield
59Weston Dressler
60Perez Ashford
61Rodrick Rumble
62Jason Thompson
63Omarius Hines
64Gerrard Sheppard
65Andy Cruse
66Anthony Amos
67R.J. Webb
68Andrew Helmick
69Jerry Johnson
70Brandon Kaufman
71Marvin McNutt
72Andrew DePaola
73James Shaw
74Devin Goda
75Ronald Johnson
76Roberto Wallace
77Bobby Sewall
78Joe Adams
79Tori Gurley
80Kevin Elliott
81Jared Green
82Mike Willie
83Michael Calvin
84Taveon Rogers
85Darius Reynaud
86Terrence Austin
87Early Doucet
88Deon Butler
89Patrick Crayton
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3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Davone Bess
6Harry Douglas
7Brian Hartline
8Percy Harvin
9Brandon Gibson
10A.J. Jenkins
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2Danny Noble
3Randy McMichael
4Anthony Fasano
5Leonard Pope
6Tony Scheffler
7David Thomas
8Kevin Boss
9Aaron Hernandez
10D.J. Williams
11Tommy Gallarda
12Sean McGrath
13Daniel Graham
14Billy Bajema
15James Casey
16Jamie Childers
17Steve Watson
18Andrew Szczerba
19Nelson Rosario
20Jacob Pedersen
21D.J. Tialavea
22Justin Jones
23Asa Watson
24Evan Wilson
25Matt Furstenburg
26Ben Cotton
27David Rolf
28Joe Sawyer
29Emmanuel Ogbuehi
30Cameron Morrah
31Dan Gronkowski
32Zach Potter
33Colin Cloherty
34Martin Rucker
35Jake Byrne
36Hayden Smith
37Weslye Saunders
38Jeron Mastrud
39Steve Maneri
40Dominique Curry
41Tom Crabtree
42Brody Eldridge
43Nate Byham
44Dedrick Epps
45Joel Dreessen
46Ben Hartsock
47Visanthe Shiancoe
48Jamie McCoy
49Nathan Overbay
50Martell Webb
51Andre Hardy
52Cameron Graham
53Michael Higgins
54Alex Silvestro
55Isaiah Stanback
56Evan Moore
57Travis Beckum
58Richard Quinn
59Jake O'Connell
60Jason Schepler
61Chase Clement
62A.C. Leonard
63Joe Don Duncan
64Evan Landi
65Taylor Cook
66Colin Anderson
67Travis Tannahill
68Morrell Presley
69Brian Wozniak
70David Wright
71Tim Biere
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3Rob Bironas
4Alex Henery
5Nate Freese
6Sergio Castillo
7Mitch Ewald
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10Danny Hrapmann
11Brandon Bogotay
12Havard Rugland
13Austin Signor
14Morgan Lineberry
15Quinn Sharp
16Brett Baer
17Brett Maher
18Jose Maltos
19Jordan Gay
20Adam Yates
21Zach Ramirez