Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters on Wednesday that he is excited for RB DuJuan Harris 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,” via Tom Pelissero of USA Today. “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, 24, was signed off the street in the second-half of the 2012 season and managed to supply the Packers offense with some much needed help in the running game.
Harris is currently on the team’s active/PUP with a knee injury, but should be able to return in the few weeks. There has been a lot of talk that second-round pick Eddie Lacy is the favorite to win the starting job, but it appears as though McCarthy wants to get a look at Harris before deciding on the team’s depth chart.
Alex Green and James Starks have been better than many expected during training camp, so it seemed as though Harris’ roster could be in danger. Based on McCarthy’s comments, it appears as though he has a good chance of securing a roster spot.