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Packers' DuJuan Harris getting second opinion on knee

Rookie Eddie Lacy's inevitable ascension to the Green Bay Packers' starting running back job now appears to be fast-tracked.

Coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that DuJuan Harris is seeking a second opinion after the incumbent starter re-injured his knee in Friday's 17-10 preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

The need for a followup examination suggests the injury could be more serious than the tailback let on after the game.

Lacy has been the Packers' clear-cut No. 2 back. Should Harris miss Week 1 versus the San Francisco 49ers, the No. 61 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft would be the favorite to handle starting chores.

With fellow rookie Johnathan Franklin's stock slipping, Alex Green likely is the choice on obvious passing downs. The latter has picked up his play in the past two preseason games.

Harris is a McCarthy favorite and a fine role player, but the more work Lacy gets, the better this offense will run.

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