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Steelers Release Flozell Adams As Picture Of Offensive Line Begins To Emerge

The Steelers have released offensive lineman Flozell Adams. Adams arrived last year as a stopgap when Willie Colon was hurt and filled in admirably. The Steelers also re-signed Colon earlier, so a healthy Colon (not intended to be a really disgusting pun) should take his place. Adams would have made $5 million this year, and the Steelers asked him to accept less, but he apparently he wouldn’t do it. So his release is not surprising.

The Steelers will depend on Colon and Jonathan Scott to man the tackle positions. There appears to be some chance the Steelers could re-sign Adams at a later date if he’s willing to play cheaply, however.

At this point, Chris Kemoeatu and Ramon Foster are the likely guards, with Maurkice Pouncey at center. Also, new tackle and 2011 second-round draft pick Marcus Gilbert agreed to a four-year deal on Thursday.

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