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.
Steelers added depth on offensive line today by re-signing offensive tackle Max Starks.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 17, 2012
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.
Starks told me in May that he was shooting for Week 1 to be healthy and ready to go.— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) July 17, 2012
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.