Jan 5, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back James Starks (44) rushes the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lambeau Field. San Francisco 49ers defeat the Green Bay Packers 23-20. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
James Starks, RB, Green Bay Packers
With rookie Eddie Lacy shining in his workhorse role, Starks may become expendable for the Packers. Starks can end up being the biggest bargain in free agency, and has the chance to heavily reward the team that takes a chance on him.
A sixth-round rookie out of Buffalo, Starks was given the opportunity to show what he had in the 2010 playoffs and responded by helping the Packers reach and ultimately win the Super Bowl. He kind of fell out of favor in 2011 and was injured for most of 2012, but bounced back in 2013 as Lacy’s backup by averaging 5.5 yards per carry and tacking on three rushing touchdowns, and one receiving. The Packers are not expected to re-sign Starks, and he may be seeking a featured role.
A big guy at 6-2 218, he should be given the chance to show off the potential that he has showed in the past, and the Titans would be well-served to give him that opportunity. Especially at what may be a relatively low price tag.