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Loss of Grant in Green Bay costly but not deadly

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By Dan Arkush

There isn't anybody in Green Bay who doesn't think RB Ryan Grant will be missed after suffering a season-ending ankle injury in Week One. He was extremely durable before the injury, he never fumbled (although he did have some problems holding onto the ball this preseason) and his solid numbers don't lie. But the consensus among team sources is that Grant's injury was far from a season-killer, with the combination of RB Brandon Jackson and FB John Kuhn believed to be at least a serviceable alternative. One advantage Jackson provides is that he is considered a much better receiver than Grant, in addition to having become of the league's best backs in terms of picking up blitzes. As for Kuhn, the Packers thought enough of him as a No. 3 RB option to feel comfortable enough to release the promising Kregg Lumpkin, who was very quickly picked up by Tampa Bay.

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