Free agent RB Starks to visit Steelers on Tuesday
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.