by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (9/5/14) Packers running back James Starks wound up leading the team in rushing Thursday against the Seahawks.
Starks didn’t see a lot of work, but made the most of his opportunities. He carried the ball seven times for 37 yards, averaging 5.3 yards per rush. Starks also caught two passes for 11 yards. Eddie Lacy left the game late in the fourth quarter, allowing Starks to get one drive where he was the featured runner. After the game, it was revealed Lacy is dealing with a concussion.
Starks will take on the Jets Week 2.
DuJuan Harris pushing James Starks for No. 2 spot
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (8/26/14) Packers running back DuJuan Harris played so well Friday against the Raiders that he's now pushing James Starks for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart, reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Harris rushed 12 times for 56 yards and caught passes of 31 and 11 yards.
"That's a question that has yet to be determined," running backs coach Sam Gash said of the pecking order behind Eddie Lacy. "We're still going through the process."
Added offensive coordinator Tom Clements: "Obviously, Eddie's our top runner. After that, we're going to mix guys in there and see where it goes."
James Starks strikes paydirt in exhibition game
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (8/9/14) With Eddie Lacy sidelined, Packers running back James Starks got the start and found the end zone during Saturday's preseason opener against the Titans at LP Field.
Starks broke a 20-yard touchdown run with 10:34 remaining in the first quarter. He had six carries for 49 yards and a touchdown, averaging 8.2 yards per attempt. Starks is expected to serve as Lacy's backup heading into the start of the season.
Packers re-sign James Starks for two years
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (3/18/14) The Packers re-signed running back James Starks to a two-year deal, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Starks had drawn interest from three other teams, but opted to stay in Green Bay as a complement to Eddie Lacy.
Starks averaged a career-high 5.5 yards per carry last season, gaining 493 yards. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.
Report: James Starks closing in on two-year deal with Green Bay
Starks rushed for 493 yards with three rushing touchdowns while averaging 5.5 yards per carry last season. He also had 10 receptions, including one for a touchdown. He'll wind up in a crowded backfield with Eddie Lacy, DuJuan Harris and Johnathan Franklin.
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James Starks re-signed with the Packers this spring, making him the most likely candidate to back up Eddie Lacy this fall. Of course, he'll have to fend off the likes of DuJuan Harris and Jonathan Franklin for that right. Starks only has real value as a handcuff to Lacy – if something happens to the second-year bruiser then Starks would catapult into Top 20 range at the running back position. But until then, he can be safely taken with a late-round pick.