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Starks reportedly agrees to re-sign with Packers

Mar. 17, 2014
 
James Starks. File/Press-Gazette Media
James Starks. File/Press-Gazette Media

James Starks has cancelled his Tuesday meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers and agreed to a new contract with the Green Bay Packers, according to CBSSports.comís Jason La Confora.

ESPNís Adam Schefter reported the deal between the Packers and the fourth-year running back is expected to be for two years.

Starks, 28, was a reliable counterpart to NFL offensive rookie of the year Eddie Lacy this past season in rushing for 493 yards and three touchdowns on 89 carries. His 5.5-yard per carry average was the best in his four NFL seasons.

Starks was responsible for 22 missed tackles on 99 touches, according to Pro Football Focus. He missed three games with a partially torn MCL, but looked as healthy last season as he has during his time in Green Bay.

His re-signing with the Packers clutters the teamís backfield situation, but heís the most proven option to complement Lacy with DuJuan Harris (knee) and Johnathan Franklin (neck) both coming off season-ending injuries.

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