After visiting Steelers, James Starks re-signs with Packers

Andy Lyons

Starks is back with the Packers after considering the Steelers.

After meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers, running back James Starks has opted to re-sign with the Green Bay Packers:

Starks' big break came in the 2010 postseason during his rookie year. He started four games and rushed for 315 yards as the sixth-seeded Packers made a Super Bowl-run that culminated with a win over the Steelers.

In 2013 behind rookie sensation Eddie Lacy, Starks rushed for 493 yards on 89 attempts (5.5 ypc) with three touchdowns. In 35 career games, he has 1,427 yards on 322 carries with five scores.

Whi Starks now off the market, there's still a number of quality backs still waiting to be signed. Knowshon Moreno, Maurice Jones-Drew and presumably Chris Johnson (once the Titans trade or cut him) are all waiting to see who their 2014 teams will be. The Steelers may eventually look at one of those guys to pair with Le'Veon Bell.

As for the Packers, after losing James jones to the Raiders, they avoided losing another playmaker by getting Starks locked-up, though he'll face stiff competition with Lacy, Johnathan Franklin and Dujuan Harris all being quality backs.

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