Max Starks has spent all seven of his NFL seasons playing on the offensive line of the Pittsburgh Steelers. After being released during the preseason due to issues with his weight, the tackle listed at 6-foot-8, 345 pounds will find himself in Pittsburgh for an eighth season after being re-signed by the Steelers on Wednesday morning.
The Steelers have been dealing with numerous injuries on the offensive line this season so it makes sense that they'd sign a veteran who is familiar with the team's offense -- especially if he worked hard to get in shape while biding his time as a free agent. Steelers Digest reports that Pittsburgh will waive Chris Scott in order to sign the veteran tackle.
The Steelers will count on Starks being healthy more than anything, it would seem, as every starter on the offensive line has missed time due to injury so far this season. Prior to the 2010 season, when he was placed on the Injured Reserve, Starks had played in 78 of a possible 80 games for the Steelers following his rookie year.