RB James Starks Shuns The Pittsburgh Steelers And Returns To The Green Bay Packers

James Starks

While it’s no secret the Steelers need help at the playmaker spot, they won’t be getting it from running back James Starks.

The back, who had a huge postseason in 2010 when the Packers eventually beat the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, has decided to return to Green Bay.

Starks last season played behind rookie Eddie Lacy, and rushed for 493 yards on 89 carries, a very healthy 5.5 yards per carry. He ran for three TD’s last season.

In his career, Starks has run for 1,427 yards on 322 carries with five scores in 35 games.

While it would have been nice to land Starks, there are still free agent backs on the market that could help the black and gold.

Knowshon Moreno, Maurice Jones-Drew and eventually Titans RB Chris Johnson are three backs that could give the Steelers a boost.

The problem now is the cap space that the Steelers DON’T have, and how they are ever going to be able to afford one of those players.

That could very well have been the reason Starks returned to Green Bay.

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Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association and of course, the National Football League. On NFL Sunday’s you can hear Matt on National networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and other stations around the country. Matt also joined The Washington Post in 2009 as a guest columnist on league hot topics. Born and raised in Cleveland, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.


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