Packers Cut Veteran RB Starks
The Green Bay Packers have cut veteran running back James Starks.
Starks, drafted in the sixth round in 2010, was one of nine Packers players who remained from the team's victory in Super Bowl XLV. He rushed for 145 yards and no touchdowns this season for the Packers before a car accident ended his season.
He started 13 of 76 games played during the regular season for the Packers from 2010-16. In seven seasons, he registered 2,506 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on 618 carries (4.1 avg.) while hauling in 125 receptions for 1,017 yards (8.1 avg.) and six touchdowns. Starks also saw action in 10 postseason contests with four starts and ranks No. 3 in Green Bay postseason history with 523 rushing yards.
Starks was set to make $3 million next season. There's still the possibility he can return to the Pack at a lower rate next season.