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New Father Justin Harrell Misses Packers Practice

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Justin Harrell was absent from practice again, but it didn't have anything to do with his lingering back injury.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Harrell was excused from Thursday morning's practice because of a "personal matter," and would have been able to participate if he was present.

Defensive line coach Mike Trgovac said Harrell's wife had a baby, delivering via an emergency cesarean section.

The oft-injured Harrell, the team's first-round pick in 2007, has played only six games over the past two seasons because of back issues. Harrell was having a productive training camp until this week, when his back tightened up.

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