Green Bay Packers RB James Starks has a shot at making his return this week, but it is a bit concerning to hear that he isn’t practicing today. Starks sprained his knee in Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals, and ESPN NFL Nation’s Rob Demovsky reports that Starks is among those who were absent at practice today for the Packers. He is still tentatively expected to play this week against the Cleveland Browns, but his status could be in doubt if he isn’t able to practice tomorrow.
At this point, the Packers No. 1 back is clearly Eddie Lacy, and the rookie out of Alabama has been excellent these past two weeks since returning from the injury he suffered in Week 2. Lacy had an incredible performance in last week’s win over the Baltimore Ravens, and I can’t say enough about just how well he played. He was incredibly explosive, and he made his blocking look better than it was.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are set to miss star WR Cecil Shorts this week against the San Diego Chargers, and rookie wideout Ace Sanders might be suffering from a concussion. On the bright side, tight end Marcedes Lewis has been targeting Week 7 as his return date from a very nagging calf injury, and it looks like he will be able to achieve that goal.
The Florida Times-Union’s Ryan O’Halloran reports that Lewis will try to get a full practice in today, and Gus Bradley stated that Lewis “should be” able to play this week against the Chargers. He has only played in one game this season without any stats and isn’t an impact player anymore, but he should still help the Jaguars out this week.