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NFL Free Agency: Should Giants have interest in RB James Starks?

Long-time Packer has been a useful player in Green Bay

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James Starks
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NFL teams have begun cutting players to gain salary cap space, and an interesting name that hit the wires on Tuesday was now-former Green Bay Packers running back James Starks.

Should the New York Giants be interested?

Starks, of course, has familiarity with Giants coach Ben McAdoo from their time together with the Packers. He is a 30-year-old seven-year veteran who has never been a star, or even a starter, but he was always a useful back for Green Bay as both a runner and a receiver.

In seven season with the Packers, Starks averaged 4.1 yards per carry and caught 125 passes. His best season was 2015, when he gained 601 yards and caught 43 passes.

Starks played in only nine games in 2016, missing time with a knee injury and then with a concussion suffered in a car accident. He averaged only 2.3 yards per carry in his limited 2016 playing time.

Because the Packers have released him, Starks would be eligible to sign with a new team before the official beginning of free agency next month.

The Giants have veteran running back Rashad Jennings. Should they part ways with Jennings, though, would adding a player like Starks make sense?