Steelers offensive lineman Max Starks has spent the team's training camp in Latrobe mostly watching from the sidelines. The 6-foot-8, 345-pound Orlando, Fla. native tore his ACL during Pittsburgh's loss at Denver in last season's playoffs and he's been using these dog days of August to continue his recovery.
He hopes the be ready when the game start to count, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Gerry Dulac.
"I am more concerned with being ready for the regular season," Starks said. "That is the goal. Hopefully, I'll get out here sooner and at least practice and get back into the rhythm of things."
As Dulac points out in his piece, rookie offensive tackle Mike Adams, the team's No. 2 draft choice an heir apparent at left tackle, had a rough go of things before injuring his knee in the team's preseason opener at Philadelphia. This could put more pressure on Starks, a veteran on the line with dozens of starts under his belt, to be back in time to start the season.