The Green Bay Packers’ running back situation may be trending up for a change. James Starks, who had knee surgery in mid October, returned to practice on Thursday.
It came on a limited basis, of course and it’s still unclear if Starks will be available when the Packers play the Colts on Sunday.
The Packers will likely have receiver/running back Ty Montgomery back in the lineup Sunday, regardless of whether Starks can go or not. He also practiced on Thursday after sitting out the loss to Atlanta with an illness.
Montgomery has added another element to the Packers’ offense in the two games he’s played primarily at running back, with 66 yards rushing and 164 receiving.
Against Atlanta, with Don Jackson, Knile Davis and fullback Aaron Ripkowski in the backfield, the Packers handed the ball off just 13 times in total.