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James Starks a couple weeks away from returning

Green Bay Packers' James Starks runs against the Denver Broncos in the second half during their NFL football game in Green Bay, Wisconsin Reuters

Packers running back James Starks isn’t ready to return to the field. But he might be by the time the regular season starts.

Starks will take a couple of weeks to return from his turf toe injury, Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said today. That almost certainly means he won’t play in the preseason, but he might be ready to go for the start of the regular season, three weeks from today.

Brandon Saine, the No. 2 running back behind Starks on the Packers’ depth chart, is expected to return in the next week from a hamstring injury.

McCarthy said he expects the starters to play the first half of Thursday’s preseason game against the Bengals. That means both Saine and newcomer Cedric Benson will have some opportunities to show what they can do with the first string offensive line in front of them. But Starks will be watching from the sideline.

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6 Responses to “James Starks a couple weeks away from returning”
  1. noeffinway says: Aug 19, 2012 5:26 PM

    If you pay attention to what your co-worker Alper writes then you would know that they don’t need a running game with that terrific passing game…….lmao…..smh

  2. chi01town says: Aug 19, 2012 8:32 PM

    This is NOT a year when there was NO OTA’s. Everybody needs a running game an Greenbay DONT HAVE ONE… BENSON was a desperate move an hes SHOT ..even the Bengals knew that. Chicago is Taking the North this year so be afraid packers fans

  3. thetokyosandblaster says: Aug 19, 2012 8:55 PM

    Lol. The bears won’t win 8 games.

  4. onbucky96 says: Aug 19, 2012 9:18 PM

    Dude is 2 weeks from gettin cut, he’s useless. Can’t block, fumbles, drops passes, and is always hurt. Adios Amigo, hope you got your degree ’cause if you can’t take over the worst running game in the NFL, you’re toast.

  5. contra74 says: Aug 19, 2012 9:28 PM

    Packers D is as solid as a wet paper bag.

    Their offense can only do so much to keep them in games

    Look for the packer faithful to start talking about previous championships rather than this season by week 7.

  6. gpack22 says: Aug 20, 2012 10:17 AM

    I think Starks may have his own personal table in the training room since he spends more time in there than any place else!

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