Max Starks Re-Signs With Steelers, Hopes To Be Ready By Week 1

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 30: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates during the game with Max Starks #78 against the New England Patriots at Heinz Field on October 30, 2011 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Offensive tackle Max Starks signed a contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday. Can this signing help provide the Steelers with more depth for the 2012 season?

The Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping that they can add some depth to their offensive line by re-signing tackle Max Starks, according to a tweet by ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Starks has been nursing an injured knee that kept him off the field in 2011. He has been hard at work rehabilitating the knee and is hoping to available to play come week one of the regular season, according to a tweet by Pittsburgh Tribune-Review writer Mark Kaboly.

If Starks is ready to go in Week 1, the Steelers could have help for the offensive line that needed it after a season in which quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was pounded. The Steelers drafted offensive linemen David DeCastro and Mike Adams in the first two rounds of this year's draft, and Starks can provide insurance at tackle in case the Steelers decide Adams isn't ready to start.

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