Packers to let Grant test free agency: The NFL could have one less running back committee next season. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported that Packers GM Ted Thompson doesn’t plan to spend a lot to bring back RB Ryan Grant and will only pursue him if he doesn’t garner a lot of interest on the free-agent market. That could leave James Starks as the team’s featured back, which might be a more intriguing fantasy prospect than it would seem at first glance. Sure, Starks ran for just 578 yards, but he did it on only 133 carries (4.3 yards per carry). In comparison, Arian Foster averaged 4.4 yards per attempt this season. Even with 20 to 25 carries per game, Starks won’t be better than a No. 2 RB, but his success could have a positive ripple effect on the value of QB Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Green Bay passing game, if that’s even possible.
Colts hope to re-sign Garçon: Colts WR Reggie Wayne has stated his desire to stay with Indianapolis. However, it looks like it will be fellow receiver Pierre Garçon, not Wayne, who will have the horseshoe on his helmet next season, according to owner Jim Irsay. It was a maddening fantasy season for Garçon owners — 45 percent of his total receiving yards and all six of his touchdowns came in just three games. The rest of the season he struggled to break the 50-yard plateau. If Garçon indeed becomes Indy’s No. 1 WR, consider him a low-end No. 2 wideout.
Jacobs expects to return to Giants: NFL running backs seem to be running a lot of reverses lately. First it was Peyton Hillis possibly returning to the Browns, now it’s Giants RB Brandon Jacobs saying he expects to be back next season. Jacobs was effective at finding the end zone in 2011 — he had seven TDs — but would continue to play second fiddle in a platoon with the more dynamic Ahmad Bradshaw. Consider Jacobs as a flex player or a matchup-based option if he stays in New York next season..
– Marcas Grant