Cardinals Sign Former Steelers T Max Starks

It took a while, but former Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Max Starks has finally landed with Pittsburgh West.

According to the Arizona Cardinals, they have signed Starks, who only played in two games last season.

In 2013, Starks was in training camp with the San Diego Chargers but failed to make their final roster. He ultimately latched on with the St. Louis Rams in mid September, but wound up being released on October 1.

Starks was originally drafted by the Steelers in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft out of Florida. His career in Pittsburgh lasted nearly nine full seasons and he started 96 games during that span of time.

Starks will be reunited with Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, who was the Steelers offensive coordinator for several seasons.

In order to make room for Starks on their roster, the Cardinals waived former Steelers offseason kicker Danny Hrapmann.

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  • NW86

    Hopefully Starks will work out better for the Cardinals than the tackle we signed from them…

  • Ike Evans

    Course they did

  • Jason

    It’s getting sad

  • steeltown

    Funny, I already thought he was there. Good luck Max!!!

    We should sign Hrapmann for camp. Competition is good and injuries can occur. Hrapmann was money a couple preseasons ago for us, 6 for 6 I think

  • Ken

    I’ve been waiting for the Brett Kiesel Cardinal signing all month…

  • 20Stoney

    Always liked Max and thought he was undervalued here, but I also thought he was done after sitting out pretty much all of last season. I wonder what his weight is up to now? Can’t imagine he’s in the best of shape.

  • Pitfan0513

    This should shack no one! Lol

  • walter mason

    what?

  • kev4heels

    what does that say for the current state of the Cardinals OL? Wow…

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/JohnnyLoose Johnny Loose

    Just what Carson Palmer wanted to hear I bet.

  • joed32

    I got to watch those two games with the Chargers and it was embarrassing. Then he went to the Rams and played one series and didn’t even slow the defender down. I like Max but he should hang them up and maybe go into broadcasting somehow.

  • treeher

    Gosh, so many former Steelers out there that they have to cut former Steelers to sign former Steelers …

  • 2443scott

    am surprised the beard and james havent found there way their also …lol pittsburgh west is a good name for them …i wonder how many ex steelers are down there on that team now

  • Ken

    Here is a question though. For your opening day left tackel starter would you take Starks or Adams…

  • joed32

    Adams in a heartbeat. You must not have seen Starks play two years ago, he had nothing left and he didn’t play at all last year, nobody wants him. Someone suggested that Arians was just throwing him a paycheck by signing him.

    If we wanted Starks we could wait until the Cards cut him.

  • William Weaver

    Why hang it up when someone will throw dollars at ya? A lot of dollars!!

  • Ken

    I still think Adams will end up a guard after they finally figure out his footwork is to slow for Tackle. He can’t play in space. Let him line up as Guard an run over people.

  • Weiss Chad

    Something’s gotta give cuz tackle isn’t working to well for him right now,and tight end was even worse.this kids highlite reel in college consisted of players blowing right by him.Nothings changed the only thing good out of this kid was that we drafted him in second rd and not first.Ship him to Arizonia or Miami.I would love to trade him to Miami w Ramon foster (who I do like)and a second or third for pouncey.Ok I woke up now and Adams still sucks damn!!

  • Steve

    James had his fill with another team. It’s Steelers or Bust!

  • Superdriller316

    Good luck Max!!!

  • Steve

    Starks won a starting job, Adams won a benching job.

  • Steve

    Adams BS himself into getting drafted by the Steelers.

  • joed32

    Can’t argue with that.

  • Weiss Chad

    I agree

  • Guest

    STEELERS I JUST WENT RED AND WHITE…I AM GOING WITH BLESSING. THE LAST TIME I LOOK STEELERS APPEARANCE IN THE SUPERBOWL WAS DUE TO STARKS WHO THEN BROKE HIS ACL…YOU DIDN’T WIN WITHOUT HIM!!! AND WHEN STEELERS CUT HIM, YOU WERE MEAN AND LET THE BLESSING GO!!!! MAX IS AT HIS COLLEGE WEIGHT AT THE COMBINE AND FOR YOUR INFORMATION. TOMLIN IS THE JERK!!!!

  • http://www.voiceamerica.com/Show/1107/the-sportsmavericks-show Ida IMuorie

    I AM WISHING STARKS A GREAT SECOND CHANCE!!!!! I SEE SUPERBOWL THREE AND POSSIBLE FOUR FOR HIM!!!!! GO BACK TO THE TAPES..HE BAILED THE STEELERS OUT TWICE AFTER BEING INJURED. HE TOOK TO THE SUPERBOWL AND YOU PUNTED WITHOUT HIM, AND LAST YEAR BEN WAS MINCH MEAT–WHY IS IT HE DID’Y GET A LONG_TERM CONTRACT. THE LAST YEAR MAX PLAYED HE WAS THE ONLY PLAYER TO TAKE EVERY SNAP!!! SNAP!!!

  • http://www.voiceamerica.com/Show/1107/the-sportsmavericks-show Ida IMuorie

    CLASS ACT!!!! ON THE FIELD AND OFF THE FIELD!! God got a real sense of humor. Max trained every off season for nine years in Arizona. Move to Arizona last year and settle in but trained hard waiting for the call from any NFL team in Arizona. And it was only 40 miles from his house. Is this kid blessed or what? Tomlin must be saying “I can’t make this kid go away.” That right!!!