Posted by Josh Katzowitz
With the Steelers offensive line continuing to struggle amid injuries and with Ben Roethlisberger dealing with a foot injury that forced him to use crutches after last Sunday’s game, Pittsburgh is beginning to get desperate to fix the offensive front.
That’s why, according to NFL.com’s Jason La Canfora, the coaching staff worked out former Steelers tackle Max Starks, and according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, he’s expected to be signed. But the plan for now is for Starks not to be an immediate starter, and instead, he mostly will be used for depth.
Starks, of course, is the same guy who started at left tackle for Pittsburgh last year before a neck injury knocked him out for the season, reported overweight to camp this season and got axed by the Steelers before the beginning of the year. Apparently, he’s lost 60 pounds since he was cut.
Now, the man who replaced Starks last year, Jonathan Scott, is injured, and if the Steelers re-sign Starks, he very well could return to his old position. But it also sounds like Scott, who missed the Houston game because of an ankle injury, could be back this week.
Which is good news for the Steelers, because, as the Beaver County Times points out, Pittsburgh is 11-3 when Scott is in the lineup.
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