TribLIVE

| Sports

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Max Starks nears deal to return to Steelers

Steelers/NFL Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.
By Scott Brown
Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011
 

The Steelers are close to re-signing Max Starks to fortify their injury-depleted offensive line, multiple sources told the Tribune-Review on Tuesday night.

Starks met with the Steelers last night and there are apparently no concerns about his weight, which had been an issue because of a neck injury that limited his workouts during the offseason. His listed weight is 345.
Starks was with the team since 2004 before the Steelers released him in late July.

He has started at both left and right tackle, and the seventh-year veteran held down the former position from early in 2008 until last November when he suffered a season-ending neck injury. It is not clear if Starks will challenge for a starting job or just provide depth.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said yesterday at his weekly news conference that left tackle Jonathan Scott is on track to return to the starting lineup after missing Sunday's game against the Houston Texans because of a sprained ankle.

Starks worked out for the Minnesota Vikings last week. He met with the Steelers two days after quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was sacked five times in a 17-10 loss to the Texans.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Steelers

  1. Heyward-Bey looks to make impact on special teams with Steelers
  2. Starkey: Steelers still knockin’ on Canton’s door
  3. Steelers notebook: Spaeth on baby watch
  4. Steelers defensive end Tuitt shifts into high gear
  5. Inside the Steelers: Wide array of receiving options shine
  6. Steelers’ Mitchell taking cautious approach about dealing with injuries
  7. Slot cornerback Boykin should give Steelers options in secondary
  8. Inside the Steelers: Roethlisberger strong in goal-line drills
  9. After early criticism, Haley has Steelers offense poised to be even better
  10. Ability to clog the trenches crucial to Steelers defense
  11. Steelers notebook: WR Bryant sidelined after minor procedure on right elbow