GREEN BAY–Vince Young lobbed a long pass that fell into the waiting arms of wide receiver Jeremy Ross at the goal line, in a move-the-ball drill in practice on Thursday at Ray Nitschke Field. The play previewed two of the players that are expected to be featured in Saturday’s preseason game against the Rams in St. Louis.
Young is competing with Graham Harrell and B.J. Coleman for the backup quarterback job. The job is currently held by Harrell but it’s believed Young would move into the top challenger’s position with a positive performance on Saturday. Ross is competing not only for a roster spot as a wide receiver, but more importantly to become the Packers’ lead kickoff returner. Randall Cobb has held that job since 2011, but Cobb is struggling to overcome a painful bicep injury that could present a long-term challenge.
Eddie Lacy and James Starks were the primary running backs in Thursday’s practice. DuJuan Harris, considered to be the incumbent starter but only having returned to action this week following rehab from a knee injury, was limited in his participation on Thursday, which would suggest he might not play in St. Louis.
Packers.com will provide a full report following practice.
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