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Green Bay Packers Lose Eddie Lacy to Concussion James Starks Steps In

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Otto Greule Jr

And just like that James Starks looks to be a starting running back at Green Bay...

Coach Mike McCarthy confirmed in his postgame press conference that Lacy was diagnosed with a concussion following a rough second half during the Green Bay Packers' 36-16 season opening loss to Seattle. Lacy's second career concussion puts James Starks as the likely started next week when the Packers host the New York Jets.

Starks was already going to be a big part of a committee backfield led by Eddie Lacy but now he will have at least one week as Green Bay's go to back. HE was, in this game, one of the better players on Green Bay's offense. The 2010 6th round draft choice carried the ball seven times for 37 yards and adding two receptions for 11 yards.

Last season, Starks proved to be one of the better backups in the NFL. In 13 games, he rushed 89 times for 493 yards giving hm an average of 5.5 yards per carry. He scored three rushing touchdowns and added 10 receptions for 89 yards and another touchdown.

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