BBAO: Season ends for James Starks?

December, 5, 2012
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We're Black and Blue All Over:

It turns out that Brian Urlacher's potentially season-ending hamstring injury was only the tip of the NFC North's personnel news Tuesday night.

The Detroit Lions ended the season of receiver Titus Young, and possibly his tenure altogether with them, by placing him on injured reserve because of a knee injury the team has downplayed all season. (Fellow receiver Ryan Broyles was also placed on IR, as expected.) Young had been told to stay away from the team for the second time in a span of three weeks, and it's difficult to imagine the Lions giving him another chance.

But the big news came from Jason Wilde of ESPNMilwaukee.com. Green Bay Packers tailback James Starks apparently suffered a knee injury Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, and it's serious enough that it could end his season. Starks is the most talented, but also the most injury-prone, runner on the Packers' roster, and they would be left with the underwhelming Alex Green, fullback John Kuhn and two recent acquisitions -- Johnny White and DuJuan Harris -- to fill in behind him.

To answer your questions on Twitter, yes, veteran Ryan Grant is a free agent and is available after a short stint with the Washington Redskins earlier this season. Whether the Packers have interest at this point is unknown. More is to come on this story, I'm sure.

In the meantime, our morning tour around the division starts now:

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