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Packers rookie RBs friends, competitors

Updated: May 11, 2013, 1:59 PM ET
Associated Press

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin say they're already friends. The two Green Bay Packers rookie running backs are also roommates, teammates and competitors.

With the team taking Alabama's Lacy in the second round of last month's NFL draft, then trading up to take UCLA's Franklin in the fourth round, both players understand their connection.

And when they arrived in Green Bay for the team's rookie orientation camp Thursday, they learned they'd be bunking in together ...

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