- Scott Brown, ESPN Pittsburgh Steelers reporter
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PITTSBURGH -- Scratch that James Starks visit.
The Steelers’ search for running back depth will lead elsewhere as Starks has decided to stay in Green Bay.
Per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, Starks will sign a two-year contact with the Packers, and that development happened the night before the fourth-year veteran was scheduled to fly to Pittsburgh.
Starks, who was going to visit the Steelers on Tuesday, rushed for 493 yards and three touchdowns last season while backing up Eddie Lacy.
He would have been an ideal backup for Steelers feature back Le'Veon Bell, and apparently the Packers feel the same way about Starks in regard to Lacy.
The Steelers don’t have an experienced running back on their roster aside from Bell and fullback Will Johnson.
They are also thin at another skill position after wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders signed with the Broncos on Sunday, and the Steelers could lose another player at that position.
Jerricho Cotchery is visiting the Panthers and Carolina badly needs wide receivers after getting raided at that position through the first week of free agency.
The Steelers are scheduled to host former Saints wide receiver Lance Moore on Tuesday.
Moore, who was released by the Saints last week, caught 37 passes for 457 yards and two touchdowns in 2013. The 5-9, 190-pounder is less than two years removed from his only 1,000-yard season, having caught 65 passes for 1,041 yards and six touchdowns in 2012.