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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
BBAO: Graham Harrell 'stronger'

By Kevin Seifert

We're Black and Blue All Over:

We noted last month that Green Bay Packers quarterback B.J. Coleman did not appear to be making a serious challenge for Graham Harrell's role as the backup to Aaron Rodgers. Weston Hodkiewicz of the Green Bay Press-Gazette helps explain that dynamic from the perspective of Harrell's development.

According to coach Mike McCarthy, Harrell has "definitely made another step this offseason" and is "much stronger" and "more conditioned." In addition, Harrell has "done some things in fine motor skill development I think you've seen showing up in the way he throws and releases the football," McCarthy said.

Preseason concern about Harrell last summer dissipated amid Rodgers' annual good health. We'll see if his improvement bears out on the field during training camp and preseason games.

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