Arizona Cardinals Sign Former Steelers OT Max Starks


Dec 16, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware (94) in action against Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Max Starks (78) at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals have signed another former Pittsburgh Steelers player, or as I like to call it, Friday.  Free agent offensive tackle Max Starks signed a contract with the Cards this morning.  The Cards released kicker Danny Hrapmann and tackle Cory Brandon.

Starks last played for the Steelers in 2012.  He spent 2013 with the San Diego Chargers in the preseason and then spent a couple of weeks with the St. Louis Rams.  Starks stands at 6’8 and was last weighed in at 370 lbs.  He’s a big guy who head coach Bruce Arians has familiarity with from his Steelers days.

Starks, the 2011 winner of the Ed Block Courage Award, given to a player voted by teammates as one who inspires and has great sportsmanship and courage, over came a knee injury in 2011.  He started all 16 games for the Steelers in 2012.

I’m a little surprised by this move now but we’ll see if it pays off.  Starks was really good at one point but he didn’t really play at all last season.  However, any chance to pick up yet another former Steelers player I guess the Cards go for it, right?