Reporting Heather Abraham
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – It appears help is on the way for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed offensive tackle Max Starks.
Starks announced the signing on Twitter Wednesday morning.
“Good morning, Steelernation!!!! It is with great pleasure that I thank you for your prayers and support! I’m back!” Starks said.
The veteran tackle had been released from the team before the season because of the salary cap. To make room for him on the roster, the Steelers released Chris Scott.
However, with numerous injuries and problems on the offensive line he is back on the team.
“Steelers are great. They’re just having a tough time this year, that’s all,” Dan Best said.
Fans aren’t giving up hope just yet. Now the team is getting a boost in confidence on the offensive line withStarks.
“I really believe that’s the dude, Max Starks. I mean they shouldn’t have let him go. I don’t understand why they let him go,” one fan said.
Starks was originally drafted by the Steelers in 2004. After suffering a neck injury last season, he was cut from the team this simmer.
On Tuesday, the offensive tackle was back at the Steelers’ headquarters on the South Side, reportedly 40 pounds lighter and ready to get back on the field.
After seeing his work in two Super Bowls, fans said it was a smart move to bring him back. They also hope it will energize the offensive line.
Starks now has to play make up for lost time after missing weeks of practice.
As much as fans are anticipating his return to the field, it is not yet known how long or if he’ll play in Sunday’s game against the Titans.