On the surface, Green's departure is an intriguing piece of business, considering he opened training camp taking first-team snaps. But a crowded backfield and the emergence of rookie Eddie Lacy quickly pushed the third-year back into roster-bubble territory. Green's vanilla preseason play did the rest, as he managed just 71 yards on 21 attempts.
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With DuJuan Harris lost for the season to a knee injury, Packers coach Mike McCarthy obviously is sold on Lacy's ability to roll with the starters. It's also a sign that former New York Jets runner Joe McKnight impressed the Packers during his workout Saturday. Rounding out the backfield are James Starks and underwhelming rookie Johnathan Franklin, who appear safe for now.