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, James Starks officially agree to two-year deal


Over the past 24 hours, there were reports that free agent running back James Starks had canceled a visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers and that he was leaning towards re-signing with the Green Bay Packers.

The reports proved to be true on Tuesday morning with the news that Starks and the Packers have officially agreed to a two-year deal that will keep Starks in a Packers uniform to serve as Eddie Lacy’s primary back up.

The news comes via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, but no financial terms were announced.

Starks will see limited touches as Lacy’s back up, but he will still get a bulk of the “change of pace” carries ahead of Jonathan Franklin and DuJuan Harris, who will be competing for the No. 3 job.

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