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Starks Gets Look on Third Down

RB James Starks (Chris Trotman/Getty)

Who will replace reliable Brandon Jackson in the important yet taken-for-granted role? It was James Starks during Saturday night's scrimmage.

The Green Bay Packers' offense returns plenty of firepower from last season and could be even better with the additions of Ryan Grant, Jermichael Finley and Randall Cobb. One position that's a major question mark is third-down back, a spot Brandon Jackson handled superbly in 2009 and 2010 before departing for Cleveland in free agency. During Saturday's abbreviated Family Night scrimmage, James...

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