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Starks could be the odd man out in Green Bay's running back committee.
As a rookie in 2010, Green Bay running back James Starks played a huge role in the Packers' postseason run and eventual Super Bowl victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
During the playoffs that season, Starks rushed for 315 yards and helped solidify a running game that has had its share of inconsistencies over the years.
Starks followed that performance with a solid, if unspectacular, season in 2011, rushing for 578 yards and a score on 133 attempts. However, the former University of Buffalo standout started just two games last season, amassing 255 yards and a disappointing 3.6 yards-per-carry average.
Now, Starks could be battling just to make the team, especially after the Packers selected a pair of talented runners in April's draft.
Former Alabama Star Eddie Lacy, taken 61st overall, commanded much of the spotlight during the Packers' draft weekend. However, Green Bay also added UCLA's Johnathan Franklin in the fourth round.
Lacy and Franklin combined for 3,056 yards and 30 touchdowns rushing in 2012 and could form a dangerous one-two punch in the Packers backfield.
Starks will also have to compete with third-year runner Alex Green, who showed promise last season, rushing for 464 yards in 12 appearances with four starts.
Depending on how many backs the Packers decide to carry into the regular season, Starks could easily find himself on the outside looking in and going from Super Bowl hero to unemployed rusher in a matter of a couple years.