Data Scout Notes: INJ/DNP-NothingCoaches/PDoak/1st team
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Packers' picks: Round 6/193 -- James Starks, RB, 6-2, 218, Buffalo: The school's all-time leading rusher is a great unknown after he missed the 2009 season with a shoulder injury. Tall for a back but is an elusive, physical north-south runner. Former star quarterback in high school could give Packers offense a "Wildcat" dimension. - by The Sports Xchange
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Draft Scout James Starks News
10/20/14 - RB James Starks hurt his left ankle in the third quarter of the Packers' 38-17 rout of the Carolina Panthers on Sunday and didn't return to the game. Starks' status this week going into the Sunday night game at New Orleans won't be known until later in the week. Starks had seven carries for 36 yards and his first touchdown of the season against the Panthers, splitting time in the backfield with starter Eddie Lacy.
03/19/14 - RB James Starks was re-signed by the Packers. Starks played in 13 games with one start in 2013 and rushed for 493 yards and a career-high three TDs on 89 carries. His average of 5.54 yards per carry this past season ranked No. 1 in the league among running backs with 80-plus attempts. Starks was also tied for No. 2 in the NFL with three TD runs of 20-plus yards.
Drafted by the Packers in the sixth round (No. 193 overall) in 2010 out of the University at Buffalo, Starks has played in 35 games during his career with five starts and has rushed for 1,427 yards and five TDs on 322 carries (4.4 avg.). He has also caught 45 passes for 351 yards (7.8 avg.) and a TD.
10/28/13 - RB James Starks made up for lost time, carrying the football seven times for 57 yards, including a 25-yard touchdown, in the 44-31 win at Minnesota on Sunday night. Starks, who spelled rookie halfback Eddie Lacy for a few series in the game, had missed the previous three games because of a knee injury.
10/25/13 - RB James Starks (knee) practiced in full Thursday for the second straight day and is on track to be available for the game at Minnesota on Sunday night. Starks has missed the last three games. If he's activated Sunday, he would back up rookie Eddie Lacy at halfback.
10/23/13 - --RB James Starks (knee) could be on track to play for the first time in four games Sunday night, when the Packers face Minnesota on the road. Starks resumed practicing Wednesday with full status. "James Starks looked good. He looks to be back," head coach Mike McCarthy said afterward. If Starks gets the green light for Sunday, he would be relegated to a backup role with rookie Eddie Lacy entrenched as the featured back.