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Justin Harrell practices for the first time


GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Justin Harrell knows this is the year he was supposed to show everyone what Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson saw in him on draft day last year.

The Packers traded fellow defensive tackle Corey Williams to Cleveland in the offseason, presumably to make way for last year's first-round pick to play a much more significant role than he did as a rookie.

Instead, Harrell got hurt. Again.

Now he's finally back on the practice field -- and says he's feeling plenty of pressure to perform.

Harrell says he's going to "try to help this team somehow."

The Packers took Harrell with the 16th pick in the first round last year despite missing most of his senior year at Tennessee with a torn biceps tendon.

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