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Starks, Cook Could Return This Week

Nothing has been been guaranteed, but it appears the Green Bay Packers may have running back James Starks and tight end Jared Cook available this week.

Starks last played in week 5. He had knee surgery the following week and just returned to limited practice last week. Cook has been out six weeks with a high ankle sprain. He too practiced on a limited basis last week.

Both players are expected to be full participants in practice this week, although Thursday’s padded practice will be the real test for both players.

Cook could help boost a tight end group that has been pretty nonexistent all season. Starks’ return likely won’t make much difference either way.

Coach Mike McCarthy has pretty much refused to run the football all season. Plus, Starks will now fall second in the pecking order to Ty Montgomery, who has taken over as the team’s No. 1 running back.

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9 Comments

  1. Mike November 10, 2016

    So what!!! Neither did shit when they were in there before. Same ‘ol shit, shuffle practice squad, wr playing RB, Starks 1.8 average, what help is that. Maybe Geriatric Ted can get us another sundial FB???

    1. PF4L November 10, 2016

      I was gonna say…….If they gave you the same production before they were injured. What does it matter. If Starks can’t get any traction, expect Montgomery and his 5,7 ypc to continue to carry the day.

    2. Adam November 10, 2016

      I disagree, well, I mean I agree that Cook didn’t do shit, but I don’t put the blame on him. McCarthy and Aaron HAVE to utilize him. Cook needs to get incorporate him into the gameplan more and Aaron has to look to target him and actually throw his way. That shit was non-existent in the first three weeks.

      1. Adam November 10, 2016

        Cook needs to get incorporated into*

        1. PF4L November 10, 2016

          I’ve posted the same thing many times, that Cook wasn’t implemented into the game plan. I just said, based on their previous production (their fault or not). That them coming back wouldn’t matter.

          It’s cool TT signed a TE. But why sign him, if they aren’t going to implement him?

          1. PF4L November 10, 2016

            Remember back when some people thought he was going to get 100 targets?

          2. Empacador November 10, 2016

            I think it is safe to say they haven’t utilized/featured the TE group in any games except the last one for whatever reason this season. Remember when everyone would bitch about DickRodge/Gods Gifts not having any YAC? There were games this season I thought DickRodge was a game day inactive. So, that’s a new twist to the offense this season.

  2. MJ November 10, 2016

    Starks is likely gone after the season. His return will bring nothing, except from someone that can spare Montgomery from a few hits.

  3. Savage57 November 11, 2016

    Having these two back is like feeling secure going into the bear woods because you’re packing a .22 pistol and a folding knife.