Surprise: Packers activate rookie RB James Starks : Packers Insider

Surprise: Packers activate rookie RB James Starks

November 9, 2010 by  
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Nov 9, 2010 ~ by Lori Nickel, Journal-Sentinel

~The Green Bay Packers announced that they have activated rookie running back James Starks from the physically unable to perform list.

The 6'2" 218 pound Starks started to get some nationwide notice in 2008 due to his first-team all-conference, 1,333-yard, 16-touchdown season.

They released linebacker Robert Francois to make room on the roster for Starks. 

Starks, who was selected by the Packers in the sixth round (193rd overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft out of the University at Buffalo, has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since August. He finished his career at Buffalo as the school’s all-time rushing leader with 3,140 yards in three seasons, even though the sixth-round pick missed his entire senior season after needing surgery in August of 2009.

He tweaking his right hamstring in the conditioning early in training camp. “Yeah, it’s frustrating but it’s just a little unlucky,” Starks said Aug. 1. “I never had this many injuries in a row in my life. Hey, it happens to the best of them. Just got to get prepared and fight through it.”

He adds depth to a running back unit for the Packers that has been down to Brandon Jackson and John Kuhn since Ryan Grant was lost for the season in Week 1.

The Packers also announced they have released safety Michael Greco from the practice squad.

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