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DuJuan Harris | Running Back

Team: Green Bay Packers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/3/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 203
College: Troy
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The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Bob McGinn writes that DuJuan Harris has made a push for the Packers' No. 2 running back job, and "it's anyone's guess" if it's Harris or James Starks.
"That's a question that has yet to be determined," said RBs coach Sam Gash. Harris lost a fumble in the Pack's second preseason game. He came back and exploded for 98 yards on 14 touches in Friday's dress rehearsal against the Raiders. Harris and Starks mixed in with the second-team offense after Lacy left the game. Coach Mike McCarthy loved Harris before he ruptured his patellar tendon last August. It's a battle worth watching closely. Aug 26 - 8:49 AM

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DuJuan Harris rushed 12 times for 56 yards and caught two passes for 42 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Raiders.

Coming off a ruptured patellar tendon, Harris was surprisingly quick and explosive. It's something coaches must have seen in practices, as he mixed with No. 2 back James Starks after Eddie Lacy left. Through three preseason games, Harris has 26 carries for 106 yards and five catches for 50 yards. If Lacy were to go down in the regular season, Harris appears to have earned a role.
Aug 22 - 11:16 PM

According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Packers RB DuJuan Harris' 2013 knee injury was a ruptured patellar tendon.

We knew the injury was to Harris' patellar tendon, but not that it was ruptured. This is an injury that commonly derails running back careers, most notably and recently Cadillac Williams and Ryan Williams. Ruptured patellar tendons can sap explosion. Harris participated in OTAs, and in June coach Mike McCarthy stated Harris "looks like he's back to full strength." Harris projects as Green Bay's No. 3 tailback this season, behind Eddie Lacy and James Starks.
Jul 9 - 10:27 PM

Packers RB DuJuan Harris (knee surgery) is participating in OTAs.

A favorite of the coaching staff as recently as last offseason, Harris missed all of 2013 after "fluid and irritation" of his right patella forced him to undergo knee scoped. The 25-year-old is battling Johnathan Franklin and UDFA Rajion Neal for a role behind Eddie Lacy and backup James Starks.
May 29 - 8:57 PM

DuJuan Harris (knee) said he's still working on sudden cuts.

Harris landed on injured reserve during the preseason due to fluid and irritation of the right patella. He underwent surgery in August and doctors found no structural damage. Still, it's been nearly five months since then and Harris is still working on getting to 100 percent. Even if Harris is healthy, we'd expect Johnathan Franklin to open the offseason as Eddie Lacy's backup.
Jan 23 - 10:07 AM

Packers RB DuJuan Harris (injured reserve, knee) said he will be ready for the offseason program.

Harris underwent surgery on the patellar tendon in his right knee on Sept. 5. The procedure relieved fluid, scar tissue, and bleeding. He's on crutches for now. Harris is under contract in 2014 for $645,000. Long term, Harris projects as nothing more than a change-of-pace and situational third-down back.
Mon, Sep 16, 2013 09:26:00 AM

Packers placed RB DuJuan Harris (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Coach Mike McCarthy made the announcement Tuesday. He didn't rule out the possibility of making Harris the Packers' injured reserve/designated for return player, but that's unlikely. Harris injured his right knee twice over the course of OTAs and the preseason, and likely needs surgery. Eddie Lacy will open the season as Green Bay's clear-cut lead back, and possibly operate as an every-down back. His fantasy value is soaring. Alex Green, Johnathan Franklin, and James Starks round out the depth chart, probably in that order.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 01:40:00 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy told reporters Monday that DuJuan Harris' (knee) availability for Week 1 against San Francisco is in doubt.

He's getting a second opinion, the results of which may determine whether Harris needs a scope. Already playing alongside Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay's shotgun offense, Eddie Lacy has a chance to open the season as an every-down back. Harris has injured his right knee twice since the start of Packers camp. Fourth-round pick Johnathan Franklin is a distant No. 3 on the depth chart.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 02:57:00 PM

Speaking at his Sunday presser, Packers coach Mike McCarthy gave no timetable for DuJuan Harris' (knee) return.

It's not expected to be a long-term injury, but Harris has injured his right knee twice and there's a chance he could be "week to week." McCarthy explained he has not yet received "all the information," suggesting Harris went for an MRI. Rookie Eddie Lacy continues to look like a locked-in feature back.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 03:05:00 PM

Packers RB DuJuan Harris told reporters following Friday night's preseason game that his re-injured knee is "fine."

Harris' durability remains a concern, but he looks to have escaped serious injury against the Seahawks. He's still on track to open the season as the Packers' change-of-pace complement to rookie Eddie Lacy.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 12:01:00 AM

Packers RB DuJuan Harris managed two yards on three carries and caught an 11-yard pass in Friday night's preseason game before leaving with a knee injury.

Harris walked off under his own power, though he was limping and had the knee wrapped on the Packers' training table. It was Harris' preseason debut after missing the first two exhibition games with a multi-week knee injury. CBS' Tracy Wolfson reported Harris' injury is to the same knee. Harris also underwent offseason surgery to have a cyst removed from his lung. The veteran Harris nominally started Friday night's preseason affair but projects as a change-of-pace back behind Eddie Lacy, assuming he's healthy.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 09:50:00 PM

DuJuan Harris was the first-team running back at Packers practice Monday.

The Packers seem intent on deferring to the veteran with reps despite Eddie Lacy's bruising, powerful preseason debut where he averaged 5.0 yards per carry. We do anticipate Harris earning a role in the offense -- and perhaps even getting nominal "starts" -- but Lacy will be Green Bay's feature back. Harris (5'7/214) is far better suited for a pace-change/passing-down role. On Monday, Harris was first in line, Lacy second, and Johnathan Franklin third.
Mon, Aug 19, 2013 01:52:00 PM

Packers activated RB DuJuan Harris (knee) from active/PUP.

Although coach Mike McCarthy recently called Harris the Packers' "starter," the reality is Harris is internally viewed as a change-of-pace back and Green Bay wouldn't have used two quality draft picks on running backs if they thought of Harris as a lead runner. Harris is a threat to Johnathan Franklin and John Kuhn's snaps as a situational, passing-down specialist.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 02:02:00 PM

Coach Mike McCarthy is "excited" for DuJuan Harris (knee, active/PUP) to return to practice because he "view(s) him as our starter."

"I'm excited to see when DuJuan Harris comes back, because I view him as our starter," McCarthy said Thursday. "I want him to get back in there and earn it like he did all of last year. He made an impact in our offense." Harris is still a week or so away from returning to practice, and Eddie Lacy has flourished in his absence. This is likely just a way for McCarthy to keep Lacy hungry. Harris has a good shot of making the team and seeing meaningful change-of-pace snaps, but Lacy is the clear-cut favorite to lead the Packers in carries this season.
Source: USA Today
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 02:15:00 PM

Packers coach Mike McCarthy confirmed Tuesday that RB DuJuan Harris (knee) is 2-3 weeks away from practicing.

That timetable puts Harris in danger of missing the entire preseason. Depending on how rookies Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin show in camp, it could also endanger Harris' roster spot. That being said, the Packers' recent tough injury luck in their running back corps is working in Harris' favor. The Pack won't want to get caught short in the backfield again.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 02:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Aaron Rodgers
2Matt Flynn
3Scott Tolzien
RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3DuJuan Harris
GLB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
3RB1Eddie Lacy
2James Starks
FB1John Kuhn
WR11Jordy Nelson
2Jarrett Boykin
3Kevin Dorsey
WR21Randall Cobb
2Davante Adams
3Jeff Janis
WR31Davante Adams
TE1Andrew Quarless
2Richard Rodgers
3Brandon Bostick
4Justin Perillo
K1Mason Crosby