The Green Bay Packers have re-signed running back James Starks to a two-year contract. The news broke last night via ESPN’s Adam Schefter (who else?) and his famous Twitter account.
Starks had just finished a visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers when he came to terms with the Packers.
Starks was a sixth-round draft pick for Green Bay in 2010. He was placed on the physically unable to perform list after suffering an injury during training camp. He made his debut in November of that year and was an instrumental piece to the Packers’ Super Bowl run that season.
Starks has had more than his fair share of injuries throughout his brief career, but when healthy, has proven to be effective in a tandem-type role.
The Packers currently have six running backs under contract: Starks, Eddie Lacy, DuJuan Harris, Johnathan Franklin, Michael Hill and Orwin Smith. Fullback John Kuhn may also return. Hill and Smith would seem to be long shots to make the team’s roster this season, barring an injury.
Starks was thought to be on his way out of Green Bay heading into last year’s offseason when he had a strong training camp and pre season and found himself back in green and gold. He likely faces a similar challenge this offseason, although the multiple year deal would indicate that the Packers probably have Starks in their plans for the 2014 season.——————
Jason Perone is an independent sports blogger writing about the Packers on AllGreenBayPackers.comFollow Jason Perone: