scored a career-high three touchdowns last season for Green Bay. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
Less than 24 hours after he cancelled a scheduled Monday visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers, free-agent running back James Starks agreed to a two-year deal Tuesday that will keep him in a Green Packers uniform through 2015.
The initial report came from the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel; financial terms of the deal were not released.
Since earning a role with the Packers four seasons ago after being a sixth-round pick, Starks has racked up 1,427 rushing yards and five touchdowns. His return to Green Bay gives the Packers a primary backup behind 2013 second-round pick Eddie Lacy. In that role last season, Starks averaged an impressive 5.5 yards per carry.
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The signing likely means Jonathan Franklin and DuJuan Harris
will be competing for the No. 3 spot in the backfield rotation.