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Free agent RB Starks to visit Steelers on Tuesday

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By Alan Robinson
Saturday, March 15, 2014, 7:21 p.m.
 

With no experienced running backs behind Le'Veon Bell, the Steelers will bring in former Green Bay Packers running back James Starks for a visit Tuesday, according to a source with knowledge of the visit.

Jonathan Dwyer's departure -- he signed a one-year deal with the Arizona Cardinals -- left the Steelers without a running back other than Bell who has a single NFL carry.

Starks, a sixth-round pick from Buffalo in 2010, was limited by injury to three games that season and six games in 2012, but had 493 yards on 89 carries, three touchdowns and a 5.5 yards per carry average as Eddie Lacy's backup last season. The 6-foot-1, 203-pound Starks was the league's most productive runner with fewer than 100 carries. He also caught 10 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown.

For his career, he has 1,427 yards rushing, a 4.4 average, five touchdowns and 45 catches.

Starks had 10 carries for 47 yards when the Steelers won at Green Bay, 38-31, on Dec. 22.

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