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NFL report: Eddie Lacy demoted as Packers' No. 1 back

NFL report: Eddie Lacy demoted as Packers' No. 1 back

Eddie Lacy understands why he has been demoted on the Green Bay Packers' depth chart.

The next step for the third-year running back is to figure out why his slow start has turned into a season-long slump.

Coach Mike McCarthy tabbed James Starks as the Packers' top back going into this weekend's game against the Detroit Lions, replacing Lacy.

"I would say James is our No. 1 back right now going into Detroit," McCarthy said Wednesday. "He's played very well. He's earned that opportunity."

McCarthy said he will continue to use both backs extensively. It's just that now Lacy is considered the...

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