Green Bay Packers re-sign running back

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Green Bay Packers running back James Starks has had a change of heart it seems.

The 28-year old was set to go on a visit to the Pittsburgh Steelers as a free agent, but decided not to get on the plane and has instead signed a new two year deal with the Packers.

Pittsburgh do have the greater need to sign a new running back with only Le'Veon Bell and one practice squad member currently on the depth chart at the position. 

Starks was picked by the Packers in the sixth round of the 2010 NFL draft with the 193rd pick overall.

Multiple injuries in his first three seasons in Wisconsin held Starks back, but head coach Mike McCarthy obviously believes he is over the worst of his troubles with the offer of two years instead of one.

In his four years at Green Bay, Starks has rushed for 1,427 yards on 322 attempts with five touchdowns.

In 2013 he was utilised alongside number one RB Eddie Lacy effectively. Starks finished the 2013 season with 493 yards on 89 attempts, good for an average of 5.5 yards per carry and three touchdowns, which were enough to make him the best running back with under 99 carries by Football Outsiders in 2013.

He has become the eighth player given a new deal by the organization following the penning of contracts with Andrew Quarless, Mike Neal, Sam Shields, Michael Hill, Chris Banjo, B.J Raji and Raymond Webber.

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