Mike McCarthy: DuJuan Harris was going to be a “big part” of our offense

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy told the media that running back DuJuan Harris was going to be a “big part” of their offense this season before they were forced to place him on season ending injured reserve with a knee injury.

“Every offseason, you go through evaluations of your offense, you do offseason studies, you project how you envision your offense looking and then you kind of confirm things after the draft,” said McCarthy, via ESPNWisconsin.com.  “You have a vision, packages in place on how you’re going to start the season. I’ll just tell you this: DuJuan was a big part of particularly my individual focus for this season.

“Last week was really the first opportunity to play DuJuan and Eddie Lacy in a game as kind of a 1-2 type punch format, and that has now changed.”

The Packers should have enough running backs on their roster that can fill the void left by Harris.