Packers report that RB James Starks (toe) will definitely not play Sunday vs. 49ers.— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoCSN) September 5, 2012
Starks actually was in danger of not making the 53-man roster as he's buried on the overall running back depth chart. The Packers currently will probably have to rely on Cedric Benson, Alex Green and Brandon Saine in their backfield for the Sunday opener. Benson is in Green Bay on a one-year contract. Green is in his second year out of Hawaii who played a few snaps last season after being shut down for the season on a knee injury. Saine has only rushed fora few carries in his NFL career.
You can expect the 49ers defense to now try and key in on Aaron Rodgers. That gives them one less runner to worry about as they can focus on trying to stop Aaron Rodgers through the air.