Steelers Have Contacted Flozell Adams, But Not Max Starks

The Steelers have likely lost right tackle Willie Colon possibly for the season with a triceps injury and they reportedly have already reached out to Flozell Adams according to Ed Bouchette. Bouchette talked to Jordan Woy, Adams agent, today and Woy confirmed the two sides have had discussions, but nothing is imminent at this time. Adams was released during the first few days of training camp after the Steelers re-signed Colon to a long term contract. Adams was scheduled to earn $5 million this year prior to his release.

Many have speculated that former Steelers left tackle Max Starks might be contacted as well, but a source informed me tonight that Starks has not been contacted yet at the time of this post. The source also told me that Starks has lost a good amount of weight and is no where near 400 pounds now. The biggest obstacle the Steelers have will be what a free agent tackle with any talent might command salary wise. If and when Colon goes on injured reserve he will still count against the cap. The Steelers were roughly $4.4 million under the cap prior to the new contract signed by Troy Polamalu on Saturday, but the official numbers of that contract have are not yet known.