Packers News: Practice squad adds two, Borel shelved

Packers RB DuJuan Harris
Packers RB DuJuan Harris
Packers RB DuJuan Harris

The Packers continued shuffling players on their practice squad Wednesday, adding running back DuJuan Harris and guard Justin Cheadle.

The practice squad had previously only had seven spots filled, and by shelving wide receiver Diondre Borel on practice squad/injured, the Packers now have a full eight-man practice squad.

Harris spent the first 11 games in 2011 on Jacksonville’s practice squad before playing in the final five games for the Jaguars. He carried the ball nine times for 42 yards, and caught one pass for four yards. Harris spent some time with the Pittsburgh Steelers this preseason after being claimed off waivers by Aug. 27. He will wear No. 26 with the Packers.

Cheadle, an undrafted rookie out of the University of California, originally signed with the Kansas City Chiefs following the 2012 NFL Draft. He spent the preseason with Kansas City before being cut Aug. 27. Cheadle started 35 games during is collegiate career and earned honorable mention All-Pac 12 as a senior last season. He’ll wear No. 65 with the Packers.

Borel was one of the team’s final cuts this offseason after spending the entire 2011 season on the Packers’ practice squad.

As things currently stand, the Packers only have three remaining players that were signed to the practice squad to start the 2012 season–quarterback B.J. Coleman, offensive tackle Andrew Datko and tight end Brandon Bostick.


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4 thoughts on “Packers News: Practice squad adds two, Borel shelved

  1. i like dujuan harris coming out of college. not a burner, but a shifty guy with some power.

  2. Is he quick enough to get out the way of TJ Lang’s ass flying at him 1/2 second after the snap and not lose yardage?

    That will be the key skill he needs to show to get on the field.

  3. Weren’t we going to trade James Jones to make room for Borel on the 53?

    I’m just sayin’…

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