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On the depth chart at running back, the Packers have DuJuan Harris listed as the starting running back. However, Harris has yet to play. He had a procedure done to remove a cyst from his lung and is now dealing with a knee issue. The Packers hope to remove Harris from the PUP (Physically Unable to Perform) list soon.
Alex Green is next on the depth chart, but he started having some issues with the knee he injured back in 2011 (ACL) last week, and his performance in the game against the Cardinals was nothing to write home about.
James Starks started the game at running back versus the Cardinals and was OK, but he was also stopped short of the goal line on a fourth-and-short play on the only drive led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Starks has had a pretty impressive camp so far.
So has rookie Eddie Lacy, who really looked good in the Family Night scrimmage before having some hamstring issues the week of the Cardinal game that kept him from playing.
Fellow rookie Johnathan Franklin played in the game and looked pretty comfortable—especially catching the football, which will be his primary role as a third-down back.
Undrafted rookie Angelo Pease even got a carry in the game, but he is most likely headed to the practice squad.
Until Harris is back on the field, the situation at running back is a bit murky.
Lacy got most of the snaps at running back on Family Night, and I would expect that to happen in the future as long as he stays healthy.
Starks is having his best camp ever with the Packers, and he is also in the mix. Franklin has impressed the coaches with his ability on third down. Green was having a good camp until his knee issue flared up.
The Packers really like Harris, and his designation on the depth chart tells you that. But he needs to get back on the field soon if he expects to be part of the regular rotation at running back.