Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers running back James Starks (44) takes the field before the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Could New York Giants be interested in James Starks?


The New York Giants are going into free agency with a major problem on their hands. They lack a healthy, stable, consistent running back.

Sure, David Wilson is still on the roster but it’s not known how effective he’ll be moving forward after undergoing neck surgery. That has left general manager Jerry Reese with multiple holes to fill, which is why he’s come up with a ‘contingency plan’. What exactly that plan includes is unknown, though the Newark Star speculates free agent running back James Starks could be involved.

Giants general manager Jerry Reese has said he’ll put together a “contingency plan” just in case Wilson is slow to recover and I think our guy Conor Orr has uncovered a strong candidate in Packers free agent running back James Starks.

Starks, a New York native who attended Buffalo University has history with the system of new Giants offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and is still just 27.

Add in that the Green Bay Packers are unlikely to retain Starks given their commitment to Eddie Lacy and it’s possible the two sides could have mutual interest.

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