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GREEN BAY, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU) The Green Bay Packers will host the Seattle Seahawks tonight. It’s their third exhibition game, which means that the starters will most likely play into the second half to build up their endurance for the regular season.

The Packers are 1-and-1 in the pre-season, after beating the Rams in Saint Louis last Saturday night. Seattle is 2-and-0.

Second-year pro Don Barclay will get the start at right tackle, as he tries to win a starting job over Marshall Newhouse. Running back DuJuan Harris will make his pre-season debut, coming off a nagging knee injury. He’s competing with rookie Eddie Lacy as the starting featured back. Both will get heavy doses of a solid Seattle run defense that has only allowed five rushing first downs in their two pre-season contests.

Second-year corner Casey Hayward is expected to get about 15 snaps, as he returns from an injured hamstring.

The Packers’ kicking competition will continue.Mason Crosby has picked up the pace, amid a steady challenge from newcomer Giorgio Tavecchio. T

his being the pre-season, former Wisconsin quarterback Russell Wilson is not expected to show a lot of the Seahawks’ read-option offense. Still, rookie corner Micah Hyde can expect to see some different looks from a slot post in Green Bay’s nickel defense.

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