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    Max Starks updates; no contact with Steelers so far

    From the Pittsburgh Trib on the latest status of free agent Max Starks.

    The veteran free agent has yet to be contacted by the Steelers, seemingly further solidifying the team’s intentions of giving rookie second-round pick Mike Adams every opportunity of winning the left tackle job in training camp.

    - “I have not had contact with management or anybody like that,” Starks said Friday while on his way to rehab his surgically repaired knee in Phoenix. “I guess eventually I will hear something from them … or maybe not.”

    It’s been about four months since Dr. James Bradley repaired the ACL Starks tore in his right knee during the wild-card playoff loss to Denver.

    “I am pretty good, actually,” Starks said. “I am starting lateral work movement with my ACL, and everything is moving along nicely.”

    Starks has a follow-up visit with Bradley soon during which he will get a better grasp on how far along he is. An ACL tear typically carries a nine-month recovery. With that time frame, Starks would be ready close to opening week.

    - “It would be pushing it to be in training camp,” Starks said. “It is not unfeasible. Athletes push it to be ready in six months, but my mindset is to be ready to play by Week 1. That’s a realistic goal for me.”

    “I would need a week or so to get the plays down and the terminology,” Starks said. “It would be a different situation even coming back to the Steelers. I just want to get healthy and play for somebody. I have the mindset of rehabbing and make sure my knee is in the best possible shape and be ready to go when someone calls.”

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    Most of us probably feel that there's no way the Steelers will contact him at least until training camp. At that point then only if either injuries happen to other players or Adams doesn't seem to work out and needs more time to grasp his responsibilities.

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    If they fixed his knee 4 months ago, he wont be ready for 8 more at least.. whens the deadline to sign any players in november?
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    I agree with you coldrolled.

    Let the guy become completely healthy and then there can be a discussion. But only as a back-up to Adams.
    The Steeler way...is the only way.

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    Max Starks has played his last game as a Steeler .They wanted to release him last year but was brought in cause of injuries only because he new the offense now things are different with Haley

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    Well, that's fine with me too. All I care about is that we have enough capable bodies on the lines going forward. I don't want to ever go through what we've been through the last two years again.

    When our lines are right, we are a super bowl team.
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    No team is going to touch him until they have a firm idea of how his recovery has gone, and obviously much closer to when the season starts. He showed he can come in last year and be a help right out of the gate but that was when he knew the offense. He'll have no idea what the new playbook is if they need him early again this year.

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    If LT comes down to Scott, Essex and Adams and Adams isnt ready, Starks better get a call, or Colon back to RT and Gilbert over to LT. Otherwise this line will still be terrible.

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    Much like Flo, I think we have seen the last of Max. Time to move forward.

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    Adams will be ready to start

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