James Starks Emerging As The Packers No. 1 RB?

Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel writes that the RB James Starks has so far outperformed assumed No. 1 RB Ryan Grant to this point in the preseason.

Grant has been OK this training camp,” writes Dunne. “Not bad, not great.”

As for Starks Dunne writes that he shown for positives than Grant has up to this point.

“In snapshots, Starks has looked better this summer,” Dunne writes.  “He’s running with more decisiveness and more power. He has shown improved patience, hitting holes with explosion. With quick whistles, camp practices are tough gauges for running backs. But, when healthy, Starks has not disappointed.”

Yesterday there was a lot made about Grant’s contract and the possiblity that he could be released but that talk cooled by the end of the day when it was reported that he took a payout earlier in the month and the Packers then guaranteed his 2011 salary of $3.5 million.

Green Bay is likely to use both players off and on throughout the season to maximize their ability. Starks still has some question marks but it’s good that he showing improvement as the Packers could use an improved running game to offset their solid passing attack.

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