Big news out of Pittsburgh today as Ed Bouchette is reporting via his blog that Steelers right tackle Flozell Adams plans to play next season. Adams was signed last offseason to a two year contract after Willie Colon was lost for the season with an Achilles injury. Bouchette received the word from Adams agent, Jordan Woy. Adams is scheduled to earn 5 million in 2011 and Bouchette speculates that Adams wants to return to the Steelers only if he is promised to remain the starter at right tackle.
There was speculation that Adams, a 13 year veteran, might decide to retire after the Steelers Super Bowl run last year, but now he looks almost certain to return for a 14th season. Adams is a five-time Pro Bowl selection and was drafted by the Cowboys in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft where he played 12 seasons at left tackle and missed only 14 games in his 12-year career with them.