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    James Starks to visit on Monday

    https://twitter.com/steelersdepot/st...35859192619008


    sorry can't cut and paste well on this dang phone
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    2. Jordan Matthews, WR, Vandy
    3. Ed Stinson, DE, Alabama
    4. Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor
    5. Zachariah Kerr, NT, Delaware
    5a. Shaquille Richardson, CB, Arizona
    6. Marcel Jensen, TE, Fresno State
    6a Greg Blair, ILB, Cincinnati
    7. Kaleb Ramsey, DE, Boston College

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    Great Backup, but always health concerns with this guy. Nothing worse than having an injury prone RB with talent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SidSmythe View Post
    Great Backup, but always health concerns with this guy. Nothing worse than having an injury prone RB with talent.
    as a backup, that's acceptable
    Mock 3.0
    1. Darqueze Dennard, CB, Michigan State
    2. Jordan Matthews, WR, Vandy
    3. Ed Stinson, DE, Alabama
    4. Lache Seastrunk, RB, Baylor
    5. Zachariah Kerr, NT, Delaware
    5a. Shaquille Richardson, CB, Arizona
    6. Marcel Jensen, TE, Fresno State
    6a Greg Blair, ILB, Cincinnati
    7. Kaleb Ramsey, DE, Boston College

    2013 MNF Executive Champion!

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    If he only has to go 10 snaps a game, he could do fine. And he will bring no funny biz mentality. Sign him. Why not? I can't imagine a better team for him at this point. It's a no brainer.

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    He's decent, but I gotta think we can do a lot better (at the same price).

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    James Starks to visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday

    By Tyler Dunne of the Journal Sentinel

    The Green Bay Packers spent most of the first week of free agency re-signing their own players.

    One they didn't lock up is running back James Starks.

    A source told the Journal Sentinel that Starks, 28, will visit the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday. Last season, the 6-foot-2, 218-pounder rushed for 493 yards on 89 attempts (5.5 avg.) with three touchdowns in the same backfield as rookie of the year Eddie Lacy.

    Battling injuries much of his career, Starks has been productive when healthy. In 35 total games, he has 1,427 yards on 322 carries with five touchdowns. And the Steelers are familiar with his work. Starks capped a 315-yard postseason his rookie season against Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl.

    The demand for running backs this time of year isn't what it used to be, but the market may begin to thaw in Week 2 of free agency.

    This weekend, Ben Tate reached a two-year deal with the Cleveland Browns worth about $7 million. Back-up Toby Gerhart also signed a three-year, $10.5 million deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    While another source indicated earlier this off-season that Green Bay would like to bring Starks back, the need isn't as pressing with Lacy, Johnathan Franklin and DuJuan Harris returning. The Packers also signed Michael Hill back this off-season.

    It's a different situation in Pittsburgh's backfield. The fit makes sense.

    Pittsburgh also boasted a second-round pick last season. After a rusty start, Le'Veon Bell grew into a multi-dimensional threat with 1,259 total yards, including one dominant performance at Lambeau Field. Beyond him, there isn't much. With Jonathan Dwyer inking a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals, the only other running back on Pittsburgh's roster is Alvester Alexander, who spent the entire 2013 season on the practice squad.

    http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/sports...#ixzz2w4SzxHeK

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    FO certainly is pressing to fill the roster voids. At least they are not sitting still. Indifferent about Starks though, I want to see a full season of BellCow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Discipline of Steel View Post
    FO certainly is pressing to fill the roster voids. At least they are not sitting still. Indifferent about Starks though, I want to see a full season of BellCow!
    Or is it COW BELL?



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    I think Starks is more than adequate as a backup RB. The Steelers need another back to pair with Bell, and Starks is relatively young and shouldn't command a huge contract.

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    James Starks is a very good back when healthy. I like the way the guy runs.

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