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Starks May Get More Work This Week


GREEN BAY, WI (WSAU) The Green Bay Packers will have to make some decisions about their running game, as they get ready to host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Second-year pro Alex Green has averaged over 20 attempts in his last three games. But the Packers are only getting less than two-and-a-half yards a carry, in what’s been the biggest commitment to the running game since the midway point of last season. Coach Mike McCarthy has no regrets about starting Green, saying he’s earned the privilege.

But still, there’s a healthy James Starks on the bench – and McCarthy says he’ll consider using him more at practice as the week goes on. Starks, a third-year pro, was going to be the Packers’ starting tailback until he suffered a turf-toe injury at training camp that kept him out for two months. He’s been back for three years, but he’s only had six carries for 19 yards. Starks might have had more playing time last Sunday against Jacksonville had he not suffered an illness that caused him to miss all of last Thursday’s practice, and some of last Friday’s workout.