Packers remaking their backfield
- Updated: February 7, 2017
This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. The Green Bay Packers have had quite the disaster of a backfield this year. Eddie Lacy is always fat and hurt. James Starks has been very lucky to remain in the NFL for seven years. Ty Montgomery was a nice surprise, but he’s a converted receiver (although I’ve heard he’s going to convert to running back full time).
So, it looks like the Packers will have a new look back there next year. Eddie Lacy is going to hit free agency and I don’t see any reason why the Pack would offer him a contract.
And today, the Packers cut Starks. The 31-year old probably won’t get a ton of interest on the open market, but someone like the Ravens will probably add him for training camp. Who knows?
He was released with the non-football injury designation. He had a concussion stemming from a car accident he was in with about six weeks left in the season.
So, other than Montgomery, there probably won’t be many familiar faces in the Packers backfield in 2017.