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James Starks (knee) returned to Packers practice Wednesday, getting in a limited session.

The Green Bay Press-Gazette considers Starks a "long shot" for Saturday's Wild Card game, but coach Mike McCarthy is hopeful he'll be able to suit up. "I know James is getting close," McCarthy said Tuesday. Starks was hardly a dynamo this season, averaging 3.6 yards on his 71 carries, but would help reinforce a committee backfield littered with replacement-level talents.