Dec 29, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Green Bay Packers running back James Starks (44) takes the field before the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Packers not expected to re-sign James Starks

Green Bay Packers running back James Starks is set to be a free agent once the new league year kicks off and it appears that he will be fielding offers and looking for a new home. Thanks to the success of rookie rusher Eddie Lacy in his first professional season, the Packers will not need to extend an offer to Starks and they are not expected to re-sign him.

From the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:

Starks is going to get a good offer somewhere, and the Packers aren’t going to be able to match it. He was on a mission this year and while he didn’t get a lot of carries, he stayed mostly healthy and ran like a brute when he did get the ball.

Eddie Lacy is the future and with DuJuan Harris returning and Johnathan Franklin in the wings, Starks will most likely be making his mark somewhere else.

Starks is certainly capable of contributing to the Packers next season, but with other holes to fill there are bigger areas of need for the team and they will not be able to afford bringing Starks back to Green Bay.

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