The Packers have added a pair of running backs in the draft and that may mean that it is time for one of their current backs to find a new place to play.
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that the Packers “have made it known” that they would like to trade James Starks. The team sent Brandon Saine a pink slip before the draft and also have DuJuan Harris and Alex Green on their current roster. They also checked in with veteran Cedric Benson this week before drafting Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin in the second and fourth rounds respectively.
Starks was a sixth-round draft pick in 2010 and got a slow start to his NFL career thanks to a training camp injury, but played a key role in the postseason as the Packers went on to win the Super Bowl. Injuries have continued to be a problem with Starks, limiting him to 19 games over the last two seasons and forcing the Packers to look elsewhere for help in the backfield.
We’ll see if the Packers can get anything for Starks or if the rest of the league sees the writing on the wall and just waits for the Packers to send another running back packing.