Starks is a sixth-round draft pick out of the University of Buffalo who has not played in a game since his junior year in college. Starks missed his senior season because of a shoulder injury and has been sidelined with a hamstring injury since August.
Starks is Buffalo's all-time rushing leader with 3,140 yards in three seasons.
The team has waived linebacker Robert Francois and released safety Michael Greco from the practice squad.
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