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Steelers Re-Sign Tackle Max Starks

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PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — The Pittsburgh Steelers solidified part of their offensive line Tuesday, as they announced the re-signing of veteran offensive tackle Max Starks.

The move will allow second-year pro Marcus Gilbert to remain at right tackle while adding a veteran presence to an otherwise youthful offensive line.

Before re-signing Starks the Steelers were looking at possibly starting two rookies — David DeCastro and Mike Adams — along the offensive line while also featuring Gilbert and third-year center Maurkice Pouncey.

Starks will move in at left tackle, allowing Gilbert to stay at right tackle — he might have been forced to switch to left tackle with Adams starting on the right side.

Starks was signed after four games last season, replacing Jonathan Scott as the team’s starting left tackle for the remainder of the year.

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