GREEN BAY — The
Packers have formally announced the re-signing of backup running
back James Starks, keeping their formidable backfield intact.
return was first reported by media outlets late Monday, returns to
back up Offensive Rookie of the Year Eddie Lacy. General manager
Ted Thompson announced the move Wednesday.
Drafted in the
sixth round out of Buffalo in 2010, Starks ran for 493 yards and
three touchdowns last season on 89 carries. The 6-foot-2 Starks
had some explosive runs up the middle against defenses already
worn down by the bruising Lacy.
member of the Packers backfield, fullback John Kuhn, remains a