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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.

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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 locked-in backup James Starks.

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

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

DuJuan Harris RB GB 11 Months

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.

DuJuan Harris RB GB 11 Months

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.

DuJuan Harris RB GB 11 Months

Speaking at his Sunday presser, Packers coach Mike McCarthy gave no timetable fur 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.

DuJuan Harris RB GB 11 Months

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.

DuJuan Harris RB GB 11 Months

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 a bit 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. 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.

DuJuan Harris RB GB 11 Months

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.