The Packers' running backs group was slim without Ryan Grant and Alex Green participating. Grant remains a free agent and Green is still aiming to return for training camp. It all means that James Starks will have an opportunity to be the top back. An ankle injury suffered against Tampa Bay Nov. 20 derailed him last year. He never quite got back to full strength. As expected, he was the starter Tuesday.
"Starks has played a lot and he's lining up there right now," offensive coordinator Tom Clements said. "We have some new additions. Brandon Saine is back. He did well in spot duty last year. So he should be better, James should be better."
We currently have Starks ranked as the #26 RB in standard formats, but that would change if the Packers re-sign Grant or bring in another veteran player.