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Starks Accpets Steelers Franchise Tender of $8.45 Million

It’s probably not the way Max Starks wanted to do it, but the Steelers tackle, who had the franchise tag put on him Thursday, accepted the teams franchise tender of $8.451 million for the 2009 season. What it does do though is give the two sides a shot to start talking about a long-term contract.

The Steelers have until July 15th to reach agreement on a deal with Starks, or he’ll have to play the 2009 season with the one-year deal worth $8.45 million. The good news about Starks accepting the deal with the Steelers is that he can no longer negotiate with other NFL teams about a possible contract.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. Jay

    February 22, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Hey, can anyone give me an opinion or two here. I’ve been watching the Combine (I never said I wasn’t a football nerd). Two players that really jump out at me are Brian Robiskie and A.Q. Shipley. Any chance we land either of these guys in the draft? Any chance we trade say something like Kendall and Foote (and, gulp, okay don’t nobody shoot me here—even Parker—so long as we’re sure there is a RB in rounds 2 or 3 for us to take) for another high pick (i.e., 1st, 2nd, or 3rd round)? Just wondering about Parker because although he’s the man, he’s getting old and has never really had good RB vision. I fear if he stays he’ll be featured and, I don’t know, I kinda would like us to make Rashard the man and FWP the compliment at this point; unproven or not. What is parker’s value? Foote? Simmons? And, finally, who is a good PR or KR who doubles as a corner or WR that can be gotten in the 4th or 5th?

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