Boykin, Harris free agents after Packers don’t extend offers

Neither running back DuJuan Harris (left) nor wide receiver Jarrett Boykin has been given a qualifying offer or minimum tender by the Packers and will be allowed to become unrestricted free agents.

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — As a reminder of how quickly life can change in the NFL, the Green Bay Packers are moving on from Jarrett Boykin and DuJuan Harris.

Neither Harris nor Boykin has been given a qualifying offer or minimum tender and will be allowed to become unrestricted free agents.

In 2013, head coach Mike McCarthy classified Harris as the starting running back. But with Eddie Lacy playing very well as a rookie and Harris’ season being lost due to a patellar tender injury in his right knee, the Packers’ plans drastically changed in the backfield.

That same year, Boykin had 49 receptions for 681 yards despite Aaron Rodgers missing half the season due to a fractured collarbone. 

However, Green Bay gave right-of-first-refusal offers to offensive lineman Don Barclay and safety Sean Richardson. Both will earn $1.54 million for the 2015 season.

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