Silverstein notes that Starks’ practices “aren’t as good as they could be, and he seems to have regressed as a receiver.”
This coincides with what Bob McGinn was saying just a few days ago. Green Bay chose to move forward with Starks in place as their No. 1 running back, but his struggles suggest that Alex Green could be in line for a larger workload and possibly a timeshare. The Packers could always look to sign a veteran free agent like Ryan Grant or Cedric Benson if Starks continues to struggle in the weeks leading up to the start of the season.
McGinn adds that “he just doesn’t carry himself like a reliable, top-flight player” and has so far been outplayed by Alex Green “who has been the more dynamic performer.”
Green Bay’s running game has been average at best in recent years and even then, their productivity may benefit from the brilliant play of raining MVP Aaron Rodgers. There’s no question that the Packers were hoping to see a strong camp from Starks, as they chose not re-sign Ryan Grant during the offseason. Green is coming off of a torn ACL, so there are question marks surrounding him as well. Cedric Benson‘s name has popped up in recent weeks, but no one has confirmed any interest.