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Insider Only Steelers in discussions to resign Max Starks for depth and be eventual starter

The Pittsburgh Steelers are FINALLY showing renewed interest in Max Starks and the team’s third round pick in 2005 could be on the practice field tomorrow.
The Steelers are currently involved in discussions with Starks and agent Eugene Parker about Starks returning to Pittsburgh but not as the team’s starting left tackle, at least not right away.

For the time being, the team is expected to stick with Jonathan Scott as the team’s immediate starter at left tackle, which could make Starks an option at right tackle.
The Steelers are said to only have interest in resigning Starks at the veteran minimum and the team is also up against the cap.
Starks who was released before training camp due to a $7.4 million cap hit, carries a $2 million cap hit in 2012, despite not even being on the roster.
Starks showed up to his pre-camp physical at 396-pounds according to a source but has now dropped over 40-pounds.
Alby Oxenreiter of WPXI first reported that Starks was at the Steelers facility today. Starks did take a physical, according to one individual with knowledge of the situation.
If Starks signs as expected, the Steelers are expected to sell the signing as a depth signing for now.

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