Packers release running back James Starks

The offseason is underway in Green Bay.

The Packers have released veteran running back James Starks with a non-football injury designation, the team announced Tuesday.

In seven years with the Pack, Starks led the team in rushing just once (2011), playing second fiddle to Eddie Lacy and more recently Ty Montgomery. Starks missed nine games, including the postseason, in 2016, due to separate knee and head injuries and finished with 279 yards from scrimmage, his lowest total since his rookie season.

After Lacy went down midseason, Montgomery, a converted wide receiver, saw…