Simultaneously, and not coincidentally, the first thought going through the minds of the Steeler Nation after Max Starks was signed to a new one year deal was how much longer will veteran tackle Jonathan Scott be around?
We got our answer on Thursday afternoon as the team announced that they’ve parted ways with Scott.
There was no way they’d have room to carry both and Starks was clearly the better choice.
As we talked about previously, this move paves the way for the team to give rookie Mike Adams additional time if necessary to be ready to step in at LT. Also this gives more clarity into the tackle situation in general as now Sean Kugler can keep Marcus Gilbert on the right side if he wants, letting Adams grow into his role on the left.
Starks has experience on both sides of the line.
For me personally, and I hate to sound negative but I’m no going to miss Scott getting beat on the left side that’s for sure.
From the Pittsburgh Post Gazette:
The Steelers have released veteran offensive tackle Jonathan Scott,a part-time starter the past two seasons.
Scott started 14 of the 28 games he played in for the Steelers in 2010 and 2011,including three playoff games. Scott became expendable when the team decided to sign free agent MaxStarks to a contract earlier this week.
A former fifth-round choice out of the University of Texas,Scott previously played for Buffalo and Detroit before coming to the Steelers.