Steeler Nation, as the second week of NFL free agency is about to kickoff, it looks as though the Steelers plan to stay active. Tyler Dunne of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that former Green Bay Packer running back James Starks is set to visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday.
Starks 28, 6-2 218 pounds rushed for 493 yards on 89 attempts averaging 5.5 a carry while scoring three touchdowns in 2013. He became expendable with the emergence of Packer rookie Eddie Lacy.
James Starks was a sixth round pick out of the University of Buffalo by the Green Bay Packers in 2010.
Starks has battled injuries most of his career but has been effective when healthy rushing for a total of 1427 yards on 322 carries and has a career rushing average of 4.4 yards a carry.
Where this visit will lead to is anybody’s guess , but it’s very clear that the Steelers need to find more options in their dreadfully thin backfield.