The Steelers gave Ben Roethlisberger a little more beef in front of him Tuesday as the team came to terms with offensive tackle Max Starks. Financial terms of the one-year deal were not disclosed.
The former third round pick of the Black and Gold in 2004 has been with the Steelers for all eight of his NFL seasons. He has started 80 games overall, including 12 last season.
He’s also been a big part of the two Super Bowl winning teams, as he started at left tackle in the Steelers’ Super Bowl XLIII victory over the Arizona Cardinals and started at right tackle in the team’s Super Bowl XL win against the Seattle Seahawks.
I like the signing, as despite some thinking it means Mike Adams may not be ready, to me it’s another sign that the club is fully committed to fixing what has been their biggest issue over the past few seasons – a lack of depth on the O-line.
Starks has his flaws, but overall I can’t see how this could be a bad signing for the Steelers with camp 10 days away.