Starr spent the 2016 season in injured reserve due to an undisclosed injury, Tim Gallagher of the Sioux City Journal reports. Starr appeared in one game in 2015 but was placed on IR prior to the start of the 2016 season. He'll be looking to bounce back and secure a depth linebacker or special teams position in 2017.
The following players were ruled inactive for the Falcons in Week 17 against Carolina: cornerback Ricardo Allen, safety Charles Godfrey, running back Steven Jackson, defensive end Stansly Maponga, quarterback Sean Renfree, tackle Jonathan Scott and linebacker Tyler Starr. Jackson entered this week as questionable after suffering a quadriceps injury against New Orleans in Week 16. Jacquizz Rodgers and rookie Devonta Freeman will share the load. Jackson could return to action in the postseason, if Atlanta defeat Carolina on Sunday.
The Falcons have ruled the following players inactive for Sunday's game against the Saints: Quarterback Sean Renfree, safety Charles Godfrey, cornerback Ricardo Allen, linebacker Tyler Starr, guard Jon Asamoah, defensive end Stansly Maponga and James Anderson.
Super wideout Julio Jones (hip) heads a list of inactives posted by the Falcons for their Sunday game against the Steelers. The other two injured inactives are cornerback Robert Alford (wrist) and safety William Moore (foot). The healthy scratches are quarterback Sean Renfree, linebackers James Anderson and Tyler Starr and tackle Jonathan Scott.
The Falcons ruled the following players inactive for Monday's game at Green Bay: cornerback Robert Alford (wrist), quarterback Sean Renfree, linebacker James Anderson, safety Charles Godfrey, offensive tackle Jonathan Scott, linebacker Tyler Starr and defensive end Stansly Maponga (elbow).