Green Bay - The hardest decision general manager Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy will have when rosters are trimmed to the final 53 will be whether to pick Graham Harrell as the backup behind Aaron Rodgers.
The Green Bay Packers' backup position didn't require any skill other than holding a clipboard for a 16-year period spanning the 1990s and 2000s, and it may very well require nothing more this season.
But just as Ron Wolf and Mike Holmgren never took for granted Brett Favre's ironman streak, Thompson and McCarthy can't assume that Rodgers will replicate his unscathed 2011 season. They need to know if Harrell can win them a game or two if something were to happen to Rodgers.
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