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Notebook: With Starks out, Grant sees opportunity to regain 'rhythm'

5:36 PM, Dec. 9, 2011
Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant (25) tries to elude New York Giants defenders while making a run in the fourth quarter during Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.
Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant (25) tries to elude New York Giants defenders while making a run in the fourth quarter during Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.
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Ryan Grant has a rare opportunity for an aging player who essentially has lost his starting job and is in the final year of his contract.

With James Starks ruled out of Sunday's game against the Oakland Raiders because of an ankle injury, Grant is expected to go back to being the Green Bay Packers' primary running back.

It may be Grant's last best chance to show he's still a starter in the NFL. When asked about that scenario on Friday, the day he turned 29, Grant wouldn't talk specifically about his future. ...

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