Packers: Reports say RB James Starks staying with Green Bay

2014-03-18T04:25:00Z Packers: Reports say RB James Starks staying with Green BayMadison.com Sports madison.com
March 18, 2014 4:25 am  • 

Veteran free agent running back James Starks is staying with the Green Bay Packers, according to multiple media reports.

ESPN.com reported in this story that Starks would sign a 2-year deal.

Starks, who has battled injuries during his career, played in all but three games for Green Bay last season as a backup to Eddie Lacy and averaged a career-high 5.5 yards per carry.

He ran for more than 100 yarsd in Week 2 against the Redskins when Lacy was out with a concussion.

Starks was slated to make his first free-agent visit to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday, according to this NFL.com story.

NFL.com wrote that "With Starks back in the fold, promising 2013 fourth-round draft pick Johnathan Franklin on the development trail and McCarthy favorite DuJuan Harris returning from injury, the Packers can stake a legitimate claim to the NFL's deepest and most versatile backfield."

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  1. Philthys1
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    Philthys1 - March 18, 2014 9:40 am
    Love it! Ram it down their thoats with the running ATTACK! GO GREENBAY PACKERS!!!
  2. Honorary Kentucky Colonel
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    Honorary Kentucky Colonel - March 18, 2014 9:03 am
    Not a bad move; he's a tough versatile runner with decent hands.

    It's fair to say he doesn't have as many wear-n-tear 'field miles' as someone that's been in the league as long as he has.

    Now, if he could just stay healthy.

    Go Packers!

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