Report: Steelers RT Flozell Adams Plans To Play In 2011

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.

  • Rob Henderson

    They dont have to reach for a tackle and can feel better about waiting until the 3rd or 4th for one. They may also wait until the 5th and grab Jarriel King or Willie Smith.

  • VaDave

    $5 Mill is a pretty steep price for renting a RT Tackle for a year. I agree with Rob, having him on the roster buys us some time to get someone prepped to take it over.