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Max Starks | Tackle | #73

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (35) / 1/10/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 345
College: Florida
Drafted: 2004 / Rd. 3 (75) / PIT
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Cardinals released OT Max Starks.
Starks was signed on Aug. 1 as Bruce Arians kicked the tires on his old friend from Pittsburgh. It didn't work out. Starks, now 32, spent most of last season out of the league and appears to be headed down the same path this year. Mon, Aug 25, 2014 12:38:00 PM

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Cardinals signed OT Max Starks.

Coach Bruce Arians brings in a veteran he knows well from their Pittsburgh days. Starks, now 32, spent the first nine seasons of his career as a Steeler and started 96 games at left tackle. Last year, he spent a few weeks on the Rams' roster before getting handed his walking papers before Week 5. If Starks sticks with the Cardinals, he'll be depth behind Jared Veldheer and Bobby Massie.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 12:55:00 PM

Rams released OT Max Starks.

The move clears a roster spot for OLB Jo-Lonn Dunbar, and is an indication RT Rodger Saffold (knee) will be ready for Week 5. Starks played just eight snaps in two games for the Rams. The former Steeler is near the end of his career.
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 05:12:00 PM

Rams signed OT Max Starks, formerly of the Chargers, to a one-year contract.

Starks, 31, was in for a workout with the Rams on Tuesday. He was joined by fellow veteran Demetress Bell and undrafted rookie R.J. Dill at the tryout. With RT Rodger Saffold (MCL) sidelined for a couple weeks, the Rams needed a No. 3 tackle behind starters Jake Long and Joe Barksdale. Starks looked finished in the preseason when he couldn't beat out King Dunlap in San Diego.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 06:16:00 PM

Free agent OTs Max Starks and Demetress Bell worked out for the Rams on Tuesday.

Rams RT Rodger Saffold will be sidelined for a few weeks with an MCL injury. Joe Barksdale is his backup and has held his own in 57 snaps played through two weeks. He'll start for however long Saffold is out, but the Rams need a swing tackle. Starks couldn't beat out King Dunlap in Chargers camp this summer.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 05:39:00 PM

Chargers released OT Max Starks.

Starks was signed to a one-year, $2 million deal in May to solidify the blindside in San Diego, but instead watched King Dunlap run circles around him in training camp. The Bolts are swallowing a $160,000 signing bonus, which shows just how far Starks' play has fallen. A 16-game starter for the Steelers last season, Starks should make himself part of the workout circuit, but is no longer a starting-caliber player.
Fri, Aug 30, 2013 06:21:00 PM

It would reportedly be a "major upset" if Max Starks beats out King Dunlap for the starting left tackle job.

Dunlap has gotten the vast majority of first-team reps and is listed first on the initial depth chart, making him the "clubhouse leader." At least the Chargers have a viable competition going, one year after trying to get undrafted rookie Mike Harris ready to go on Philip Rivers' blind side. Dunlap graded out as ProFootballFocus' No. 33 tackle while playing for the Eagles last season. He was strong in pass protection and struggled in the run game.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 10:30:00 AM

Chargers agreed to terms with OT Max Starks, formerly of the Steelers, on a one-year contract.

The longtime Steeler vaults to the top of the Chargers' depth chart at left tackle. OT Kevin Haslam was waived in a corresponding move. Haslam was part of the Bolts' revolving door on the blindside last season as Jared Gaither "battled" back and groin injuries. Starks was not effective for the Steelers in 2012, allowing a troubling 40 hurries according to Pro Football Focus' stats, but still has more to offer than King Dunlap. Left tackle remains a trouble spot for San Diego, which is likely looking at a long season under rookie GM Tom Telesco.
Tue, May 21, 2013 05:20:00 PM

Free agent T Max Starks is visiting the Cardinals Tuesday.

Per ESPN's Josina Anderson, Starks is already taking a physical. A signing could happen quickly as head coach Bruce Arians knows Starks from their time together in Pittsburgh. Starks, 31, would likely compete to start at left tackle in Arizona, potentially moving Levi Brown to right tackle and Bobby Massie to right guard. Jonathan Cooper could then upgrade on Daryn Colledge at left guard.
Tue, May 14, 2013 11:04:00 AM

The Union-Tribune San Diego reports free agent LT Max Starks is "still considered in the mix" for the Chargers following his Wednesday visit.

The visit was described as "positive," even though Starks left without a deal. The U-T San Diego confirms Starks would immediately overtake King Dunlap to be the Bolts' starting left tackle if signed. Starks turned 31 in January.
Fri, May 10, 2013 07:56:00 PM

Free agent OT Max Starks says he has had a "couple of conversations" with a "few organizations," and he hopes to have a deal done by OTAs.

Most OTAs start in roughly two weeks, although teams with new head coaches start a week earlier. Starks is visiting the Chargers on Wednesday, and the 31-year-old says he hasn't ruled out a return to the AFC North. There aren't any openings for starting tackle jobs in the division. San Diego is his best shot for a starting gig, and beat writer Michael Gehlken doubts he "gets away."
Wed, May 8, 2013 09:16:00 PM

Free agent OT Max Starks is visiting the Chargers on Wednesday.

The Union-Tribune San Diego reported on Monday the Chargers "(hadn't) reached out" to Starks, but a cursory call was long overdue from a team with a massive need at left tackle. A 16-game starter for the Steelers last season, Starks allowed a whopping 40 hurries, but would still likely be a better bet than King Dunlap or Kevin Haslam. San Diego is Starks' first visit of free agency.
Wed, May 8, 2013 07:21:00 PM

The Union-Tribune San Diego reports the Chargers "haven't reached out" to free agent OT Max Starks.

Starks is the best left tackle on the market while the Chargers have a compelling need on Philip Rivers' blindside, so it's a surprise, particularly after the Bolts went hard after Bryant McKinnie. Longtime reporter Kevin Acee expects the Chargers to go into the season with King Dunlap at left tackle. Dunlap has made just 19 starts in 52 career games.
Mon, May 6, 2013 09:33:00 AM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette doesn't expect the Steelers to re-sign free agent OT Max Starks.

Beat writer Ed Bouchette doesn't completely rule it out, but believes the Steelers are serious about getting younger and more athletic up front. Starks hasn't made a single visit since the start of free agency, but that could change now that Bryant McKinnie is off the market.
Mon, May 6, 2013 08:51:00 AM

The Union-Tribune San Diego thinks it "would make sense" for the Chargers to be interested in free agent LT Max Starks.

Starks, 31, started all 16 games on Ben Roethlisberger's blind side for the first time in three years in 2012. He also knows new OC Ken Whisenhunt from their time together in Pittsburgh. Starks and Bryant McKinnie are the two best free-agent left tackles on the market not named Jared Gaither.
Thu, Apr 11, 2013 02:37:00 PM

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