WPXI-TV Sports Director Alby Oxenreiter is reporting via Twitter that former Steelers tackle Max Starks visited with the Steelers this evening and is expected to re-sign with the team soon. Starks was released by the Steelers prior to the start of training camp as he was reportedly over weight and still trying to recover from his neck injury that sidelined him most of the 2010 season. Starks has reportedly lost quite a bit of weight and recently worked out for the Vikings.
The Steelers could use any help on an offensive line that has been ravaged by injuries and poor play. Both Doug Legursky and Jonathan Scott were sidelined last week against the Texans with injuries and Trai Essex was forced to start at left tackle in the the absence of Scott. The Steelers also lost Willie Colon after the week 1 loss to the Ravens due to a biceps injury.
Once notion, if indeed Starks does re-sign, would be to let him play right tackle and shift rookie Marcus Gilbert over to left tackle. Gilbert was drafted to end up at left tackle eventually and he got plenty of work there during the preseason. Starks originally played right tackle for the Steelers before eventually moving over to the left side.