Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that the Pittsburgh Steelers are “close” to resigning Max Starks.
The Steelers drafted Starks in the 3rd round of the 2004 draft and he started two Super Bowls XL and XLIII at right and left tackle respectively. The Steelers resigned Starks to a four year deal in 2009, but injuries forced him to on to IR in 2010. Starks’ weight ballooned to more than 400 pounds in the off season, and the Steelers released him.
Dulac reports that Starks worked out with the Steelers. It is not known if the Steelers would plan to reinsert Starks at one of the tackle positions, or keep him on as a reserve.
Either way the Steelers offensive line is in desperate need of help.