Report: Packers Expected To Re-sign Free Agent RB James Starks

The Pittsburgh Steelers were reportedly scheduled to bring in Packers free agent running back James Starks in for a visit this week, but it appears as though that’s not going to happen now.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Packers are now expected to sign Starks to a two-year deal.

The Steelers had interest in Starks after losing free agent running back Jonathan Dwyer to the Arizona Cardinals last week. Currently, the Steelers only have three other running backs besides starter Le’Veon Bell under contract for the 2014 season and none of them have played a down in the NFL.

With it now looking like Starks is out of the picture, the Steelers will have to sort through the remaining free agents to find a backup to Bell. Currently, LeGarrette Blount and Knowshon Moreno are the top two rated available running backs on the market, according to Pro Football Focus.

The Steelers still have two of their own unrestricted free agents that remain unsigned in Felix Jones and LaRod Stephens-Howling, however, the latter of the two is still rehabbing a torn ACL suffered in the 2013 season opener and not expected to be ready for action until much later in the summer.

  • William Bigelow

    And the hits keep coming ….

  • gene mann

    Smart move by the Packers the Steelers need to go back to the drawing board calling Felix Jones

  • John A Stewart

    What about Maurice Drew Johnson or Blunt and get Felix out of here geez.

  • Virdin Barzey

    Find a gem in the draft. No to Knowshon. Blount? No thanks, I pass.

  • John A Stewart

    They are waaaaaaaaay better than Felix even his name turns me off.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I like Knowshon but the Steelers are not going to pay what he wants.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    MJD has been used and abused…maybe he has a year or so left but I would rather go another route

  • Shannon Stephenson

    I guess he didnt like the Steelers offer of ” I will gladly pay you on Tuesday for a hamburger today”

  • kamil

    Bring my boy isaac redman back..he shouldn’t have been cut

  • kamil

    Then draft some trade bait in the 5th

  • Mark McHugh

    Why all the hate for Felix Jones?! I don’t get it, the guy is 26 yrs old 48 carries 184 yds 3.8 yds a carry. Did a solid job last year as our #2, has good hands and can return kicks

  • blackandgoldBullion

    no! never!

  • blackandgoldBullion

    Were you watching the same Felix Jones? I am partially crippled, and I can run faster than him! No thanks.