Starks had originally been placed on the list as questionable with a "non-football related" issue. Starks did not practice all week, the second straight week without practices from the 2013 Pro Bowl alternate. Starks has been dealing with the death of his mother over the past two weeks. Beverly Starks died December 15 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethusda, Maryland. Mrs. Starks was 54, and married to Randy Starks, Sr., for 35 years.
Starks returned to the team today, and will play tomorrow against the Patriots. He has not missed a game all season.