The Packers opened training camp with plans to use James Starks, Alex Green and Brandon Saine as their top three tailbacks, with John Kuhn serving as a swing fullback/tailback. And the news that Cedric Benson will miss at least eight weeks, and possibly the remainder season, because of a foot injury brings us back to that original arrangement.
Benson has a Lisfranc sprain of his foot, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, and will miss the season if doctors determine surgery is necessary. And even if Benson could be ready in eight weeks, there is no certainty that the Packers would keep his roster spot open that long.
On Sunday, Alex Green turned 10 touches into 63 yards, including a nice 41-yard scamper that set up a touchdown in the fourth quarter. James Starks is healthy now and will also be in the mix. Even though Starks entered camp as the starter, the coaching staff may be willing to give Green an extended look since he is the more explosive runner. Benson is droppable in most formats since he won't be back until Week 14 at the earliest.