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Flozell Adams visits the Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers are meeting with free agent tackle Flozell Adams today, moving quickly after losing Willie Colon to a torn Achilles tendon.

Adams was at the Steelers’ practice facility today for a workout and a physical and could be the player the Steelers sign to replace Colon.

The 35-year-old Adams is a five-time Pro Bowler who started all 16 games for the Cowboys last season, but Dallas decided to release him in April rather than pay him a $2.5 million roster bonus and the $5 million salary he was scheduled to make.

Colon started all 16 games for the Steelers in 2009 but will miss all of 2010.

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  1. TexasBubba says: Jun 29, 2010 2:01 PM

    Flo will be missed in Dallas

  2. steely devil hab says: Jun 29, 2010 2:01 PM

    Oh no…not Dallas!!!!

  3. PurpleNGold says: Jun 29, 2010 2:02 PM

    it would be a good move to sign him

  4. jb1996 says: Jun 29, 2010 2:04 PM

    one old tackle for another old tackle ever heard of a youth movement

  5. Panty Raider says: Jun 29, 2010 2:04 PM

    there is your steelers new starting right tackle

  6. GreenAsGrass says: Jun 29, 2010 2:06 PM

    Jets will still rock the Steelers on Dec. 19th.

  7. bleedblckngold says: Jun 29, 2010 2:08 PM

    Wonder if Willie could fit in Ward’s hyperbaric chamber?

  8. BleedGreen says: Jun 29, 2010 2:14 PM

    Here comes numerous false start and holding calls per game for the Steelers.

  9. jerseykingpin says: Jun 29, 2010 2:15 PM

    GreenAsGrass says:
    June 29, 2010 2:06 PM
    Jets will still rock the Steelers on Dec. 19th.
    ————————–
    What do you have the Meadowlands swamp fever. There a cure for that you know.

  10. HandsofSweed says: Jun 29, 2010 2:18 PM

    Wow, BleedGreen. You’ve never seen Willie Colon play, have you?

  11. Bill In DC says: Jun 29, 2010 2:21 PM

    ROFL, it had nothing to do with the money.
    Adams was horrible last season, easily the worst O lineman among the starters. He allowed 8 sacks, 7 QB hits and 34 QB pressures along with being the 5th most penalized lineman in the NFL. Mostly because he’s now too slow to handle the speed rushers so he trips them as they go by or holds them. The only thing he can do now is run block, he’s awful in pass pro.

  12. PittsburghSteelerz says: Jun 29, 2010 2:26 PM

    Good move…. He’s a capable starter.
    Hopefully this won’t be a “operation shutdown” type signing… any Pirate fans out there catch the reference?
    I promising rookie would be ideal, but that’s not going to happen.

  13. 81megatron81 says: Jun 29, 2010 2:32 PM

    What kind of a name is Flozell???? I would disown my parents for that one….
    Of course there are many others that I would do the same, here is a few examples…
    LeBron, Kobe, Santonio, Hines, Braylon, Gosder, and my personal favorite D’Brickashaw, I mean come on, could you imagine the torture in grade school…

  14. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Jun 29, 2010 2:42 PM

    …we used to refer to it as a “Flo start”.
    Get used to it.

  15. kravenm3 says: Jun 29, 2010 2:45 PM

    Oh crap….not a former Cowboy!

  16. Bigdaddy237 says: Jun 29, 2010 2:45 PM

    # TexasBubba says: June 29, 2010 2:01 PM
    Flo will be missed in Dallas
    Just not by Cowboys fans! The human drive killer is welcome to join the Steelers.

  17. Steel Dahn Sahth says: Jun 29, 2010 2:47 PM

    @BleedGreen
    That’s OK. Colon is the world leader in false start and holding calls.
    Adams would be a nice 1 season pickup, and let’s face it, the steelers have no depth at line.
    I would be shocked if he got any more than 1 year at 35 yrs old.

  18. TexasBubba says: Jun 29, 2010 2:52 PM

    Flo will do whatever it takes to protect the QB, except maybe with Roethlisberger he want get as many penalties.

  19. ccoolahan14 says: Jun 29, 2010 2:59 PM

    He’s a perfect fit in Pittsburgh. He always gets beat so he holds everyone, yet he’s going to a team who’s games are rigged to the point where they will NEVER call holds in big moments. If you want proof, just watch Jonny Jolly of the Packers get held by TWO different players (on a 3 man rush) on the Steelers “game winning* TD” or watch Antwan Barnes get held, then pushed squarely in the back when he’s about to sack the rapist, only for the RAVENS to get called for a penalty on the biggest play of the game.

  20. STLsteel says: Jun 29, 2010 3:15 PM

    Adams would play Left Tackle and Starks would move back to Right Tackle.

  21. Nacho Libre says: Jun 29, 2010 3:19 PM

    Don’t forget the tripping penalties….

  22. rusH1023 says: Jun 29, 2010 3:20 PM

    He’s definitely a beast, but the Squealers will be disappointed with all the penalties and dumbdumb decisions he makes.

  23. RayLewisKillsPeople says: Jun 29, 2010 3:26 PM

    Jets suck…Paper Champions…Nothing more..

  24. ppdoc13 says: Jun 29, 2010 3:27 PM

    If you think Flozell is blocking Suggs and Kindle you are dreaming!

  25. bigrig says: Jun 29, 2010 3:33 PM

    Nailed this yesterday. Could see it coming.

  26. TryTheVeal says: Jun 29, 2010 3:34 PM

    It’s the perfect match…….The man who draws the most yellow flags signs on with a team who’s fans wave yellow towels in support…Hollywood couldn’t write a better script.

  27. smarter than yous says: Jun 29, 2010 3:44 PM

    it would be crazy to expect flozell to block suggs and kindle. i think most of the steelers protections would only require him to block one. also after suggs down year and kindle being an untested rookie i would like tony hills, trai essex, or any other person the steelers plug in for willie. also the holding and false starts won’t really change anything colon was good for one a game anyway. finally to the person complaining about holding it happens every game, no doubt it happened in the instance you are talking about and it is going to continue to happen, similar to the way that james harrison is held a lot in every game. part of the game get over it

  28. smarter than yous says: Jun 29, 2010 3:51 PM

    ?

  29. funi says: Jun 29, 2010 3:53 PM

    GreenAsGrass says:
    June 29, 2010 2:06 PM
    Jets will still rock the Steelers on Dec. 19th
    Sorry to tell you but the Paper champ jets will be out fo the playoff picture by then! Enjoy an 8 win season…

  30. Steel Dahn Sahth says: Jun 29, 2010 3:54 PM

    @ ccoolahan14
    James Harrison is held every single play.
    Get of your couch and experience life a little and stop whining about a holding non-call from a season ago. Sad.

  31. Superbelt says: Jun 29, 2010 3:58 PM

    STLsteel: “Adams would play Left Tackle and Starks would move back to Right Tackle.”
    No he wouldn’t. Starks plays best at LT. Fozell is deaf in his right ear. Dallas has apparently been really stupid keeping him on the left. The deafness must have contributed a lot to his penalties. The fit would be pretty good to put him at RT.

  32. Deb says: Jun 29, 2010 4:02 PM

    @jb1996 … An old tackle for an old tackle? Who’s the other old tackle? Colon is 27.
    @ccoolahan14 … Gee, that’s a lot of whining. Almost mistook you for a Vikes fan. Need to borrow a Terrible Towel to dry the tears?
    Flozell was a great tackle in his prime, but if he needs to pull the kind of moves he used on Justin Tuck last season to get the job done, no thanks. That trip was blatant enough to be an SNL sketch.

  33. Jack Burton says: Jun 29, 2010 4:06 PM

    Anything’s better than what they’ve got going on. Colon was the king of the holding call anyway.

  34. Wallacej says: Jun 29, 2010 4:29 PM

    Replacing one piece a crap with an even bigger piece of crap – literally & figuratively

  35. notlisteninganymore says: Jun 29, 2010 4:48 PM

    @ccoolahan14
    STFU U useless piece of garbage. A whining Packers fan; now I have seen it all.

  36. sequtugh says: Jun 29, 2010 4:51 PM

    ccoolahan14 says:
    June 29, 2010 2:59 PM
    He’s a perfect fit in Pittsburgh…. he’s going to a team who’s games are rigged to the point where they will NEVER call holds in big moments. If you want proof, just watch Jonny Jolly of the Packers get held by TWO different players (on a 3 man rush) on the Steelers “game winning* TD” or watch Antwan Barnes get held, then pushed squarely in the back when he’s about to sack the rapist, only for the RAVENS to get called for a penalty on the biggest play of the game.
    ————————————————
    Sounds like excuses to me. Pittsburg got raped with bad calls in the divisional round against the Colts in 2005 ….. anyone remember Polamolu’s INT against Manning that got reversed? …… yet they overcame and won the game and Superbowl. Get over that bullsh*t, you sound like a whiner

  37. Hap says: Jun 29, 2010 4:53 PM

    I guess Florioo can call Flozell “good” now that he’s not a Cowboy.

  38. smithopher says: Jun 29, 2010 4:55 PM

    Good move, they gotta get a tackle. They were lucky nobody signed him yet, Buffalo needs a tackle or two real bad.

  39. GreenAsGrass says: Jun 29, 2010 4:57 PM

    @funi, Ray, kingpin
    with my luck -all bad after all I root for the lousy Jets for past 31 years, they probably will go 8-8…
    can’t I get just one decent season out of these bums?
    Just one???????

  40. GreenAsGrass says: Jun 29, 2010 5:10 PM

    @funi, Ray, kingpin
    with my luck -all bad after all I root for the lousy Jets for past 31 years, they probably will go 8-8…
    can’t I get just one decent season out of these bums?
    Just one???????

  41. edgy1957 says: Jun 29, 2010 5:32 PM

    LT – no; RT – yes. He could still run block but he had a big problem with the pass. It would be a decent pick up since he probably would trip less people from the right side.

  42. Thingamajig says: Jun 29, 2010 5:51 PM

    smithopher says:
    June 29, 2010 4:55 PM
    Good move, they gotta get a tackle. They were lucky nobody signed him yet, Buffalo needs a tackle or two real bad.
    Hey genius, you think there might be a reason that nobody signed him yet?

  43. Deb says: Jun 29, 2010 6:18 PM

    @GreenAsGrass …
    Aw, now … the Jets were good to you last year! And if nothing else, your coach is hysterically funny and I thoroughly enjoy watching Sanchez’s postgame press conferences. Though that’s probably a girl thing ;)

  44. Klytus says: Jun 29, 2010 9:18 PM

    I’m not crazy about the idea of Flozell Adams starting for the Steelers. It may be the Steelers are in the due diligence mode. They brought him in just to kick the tires so to speak. The guy that should be starting at Right Tackle is Ramon Foster. I believe he played RT at Tennessee.
    GO STEELERS!

  45. ravens suck says: Jun 29, 2010 10:03 PM

    Flozell at RT for the Steelers would be a huge upgrade in the run game…Colon is so overrated, he is an average RT at best..I don’t understand why the Steelers make a big deal of him…Besides Hartwig, Colon is the weakest link..Ramon Foster is a solid backup for a year, and he will be ready to start..Jonathan Scott? i dunno..

  46. DanRooney says: Jun 29, 2010 11:15 PM

    @ ccoolahan14 says:
    and your players don’t get suspended for rampant use of HGH. ask santana moss and his buddy jarmon. wouldn’t be surprised if good ol’ orakpo wasn’t roiding up as well.

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