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Packers Release Veteran RB James Starks With Non-Football Injury Designation

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Packers have released veteran RB James Starks with a non-football injury designation.

  • Adam Schefter mentions that it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Green Bay bring Starks back at a lower salary.

Starks had come up as a potential cap casualty for the Packers this offseason, and considering that he’s coming off of a disappointing 2016 season, it’s not surprising to see Green Bay take the cap space and move on.

It will interesting to see if they bring back Eddie Lacy, who is an unrestricted free agent, this offseason.

Starks, 30, is a former sixth-round pick of the Packers back in 2010. He was entering the final year of his two-year, $6 million contract and set to make a base salary of $2.6 million for the 2017 season.

According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Starks will free up $3 million in available cap space while creating $750,000 in dead money.

In 2016, Starks appeared in nine games for the Packers and rushed for 145 yards on 63 carries (2.3 YPC) to go along with 19 receptions for 134 yards receiving.