Packers cut Alex Green

AP

The Packers are letting go of last year’s leading rusher.

Alex Green, who led Green Bay in rushing last year, has been released, Jason Wilde of ESPN reports.

That means the Packers are comfortable with veteran James Starks as the only holdover in the backfield, joining rookies Eddie Lacy and Johnathan Franklin. DuJuan Harris, who was also expected to play a big part in the Packers’ running game, has been placed on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury.

Green is now subject to waivers, and some team with a need at running back may pick him up. But he didn’t make the Packers’ 53-man roster.

Other Packers roster moves included releasing D.J. Williams, a tight end who like Green was part of the Packers’ 2011 draft class.