Sep 15, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back James Starks dives for extra yards during the game against the Washington Redskins in the third quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agent Rumors: Green Bay Packers to re-sign James Starks

Not even an hour after rumors broke suggested that James Starks returning to the Green Bay Packers was a possibility, it appears Starks will indeed be staying in Wisconsin.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Starks is set to re-sign with the Packers thanks to an agreement on a two-year deal.

Packers now expected to bring back RB James Starks on a two-year deal, per source; deal considered imminent.

The Pittsburgh Steelers along with two unnamed teams had shown interest in Starks and the veteran running back went as far as to visit with Pittsburgh on Monday afternoon. However, Starks’ options were likely beginning to dwindle and finding a starting role was extremely unlikely, so returning to the Packers was likely his best case scenario.

The 28-year-old veteran had a very solid season backing up Eddie Lacy, a role he will resume going into the 2014 season.

No financial details of the contract were released, though we’ll continue to monitor and update as numbers come in.

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