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Packers Activate RB Starks, Release LB Francois

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers have activated rookie running back James Starks from the physically unable to perform list.

Starks is a sixth-round draft pick out of Buffalo who has not played in a game since his junior year in college. Starks missed his senior season because of a shoulder injury and has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since August.

Starks finished his career at Buffalo as the school's all-time rushing leader with 3,140 yards in three seasons.

The team has released linebacker Robert Francois, and released safety Michael Greco from the practice squad.

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