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Starks did not record a touch in Sunday's victory over the Jets.

The Packers called just 16 running plays while spending much of Sunday's game in catch-up mode, and none of them went Starks' way. He has some value as a handcuff to Eddie Lacy, but with 48 total yards through two games, his production figures to be sporadic at best as long as Lacy remains on the field.

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Starks had 37 yards on seven carries and 11 yards on two receptions in Thursday's game against the Seahawks, while teammate Eddie Lacy left in the fourth quarter and was later diagnosed with a concussion, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

The Packers have 10 days before their next game, but Lacy's history could be problematic, as the former Crimson Tide star missed Week 3 last season because of a concussion. If Lacy can't play next Sunday against the Jets, Starks will likely get the start and most of the touches, with DuJuan Harris working as the backup. While the matchup looks tough, Starks would still be an attractive option in many leagues, as the clear-cut starting running back in a high-powered offense. It's worth noting that the Jets' pass defense looks much weaker than their run defense, meaning Starks or Lacy could turn in a big fantasy day via touchdowns and receptions, even if the ground yardage is hard to come by.

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Starks took four carries for nine yards and failed to haul in his only target in Saturday's preseason victory at St. Louis.

The first-team offense was intact this time around, with Aaron Rodgers and Eddie Lacy back in the fold. Lacy garnered all running back reps on the first drive, but the second one featured Starks, who couldn't repeat last Saturday's production (six rushes for 49 yards and a touchdown). While Starks gave way to DuJuan Harris and company thereafter, Starks' status as Lacy's primary backup doesn't seem to have changed much with Saturday's dour outing.

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Starks gained 49 yards and a touchdown on six carries in Saturday's preseason opener against the Titans.

With Eddie Lacy held out, Starks got the start and rumbled on the first drive. DuJuan Harris came in for the second drive and didn't do much, reinforcing the notion that Starks will likely serve as Lacy's top backup.

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James Starks didn't miss a single day of offseason practices.

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James Starks' two-year deal with Green Bay has a base value of $3,165,626.

He got a $725,000 signing bonus, the only guaranteed portion of the contract. 11.5 percent of the deal is tied up in per-game roster bonuses, which Starks will only get if he's active for games. It's a smart move by GM Ted Thompson, arguably the savviest contract negotiator among NFL general managers. Starks will return as Eddie Lacy's handcuff, safely out in front of Johnathan Franklin.

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Packers re-signed RB James Starks to a two-year contract.

Starks, 28, was scheduled to meet with the Steelers on Monday but cancelled the visit and is re-upping in Green Bay as Eddie Lacy's backup. Lacy is going to carry the load while Starks sees his 4-8 carries per week as a change-of-pace back. With Starks back in the fold, 2013 fourth-rounder Johnathan Franklin and 2012 revelation DuJuan Harris will compete for No. 3 duties.

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ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the Packers are expected to re-sign free agent James Starks to a two-year contract.

Starks visited the Steelers on Monday and reportedly had two other teams interested in him. After rushing for 493 yards and three scores on 89 carries (5.5 YPC), it's a little surprising the 28-year-old couldn't find a team to offer him a chance to compete for a bigger role. In Green Bay, he'll return as the No. 2 behind Eddie Lacy, leaving DuJuan Harris and Johnathan Franklin fighting for scraps.

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The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the Packers remain in the mix for free agent James Starks.

Other than a visit with the Steelers on Monday, Starks hasn't drawn any other known interest one week into free agency. The 28-year-old is our fourth-best free-agent back left on the market, behind Andre Brown, Knowshon Moreno, and Maurice Jones-Drew. Starks would be more of a luxury for the Packers to bring back.

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Free agent RB James Starks will visit the Steelers on Monday.

The Steelers are an ideal landing spot for Starks, who posted 493 yards, four touchdowns, and a 5.53 YPC in a bounce-back 2013 season. Starks would immediately take over as the No. 2 running back behind Le'Veon Bell.