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Max Starks activated from PUP list

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The Steelers lost a left tackle when Mike Adams went down with a knee injury in the preseason opener, but they gained one on Tuesday.

Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that the Steelers have activated Max Starks from the physically-unable-to-perform list. With Adams out for about two weeks after a shaky opening performance, Starks stands a good chance of being in the starting lineup when the start of the regular season comes around.

He won’t be in the lineup for this weekend’s game against the Colts, though. Starks, who tore his ACL seven months ago, won’t be able to fully participate in practice until Friday because of CBA rules, which means Marcus Gilbert will be on Ben Roethlisberger’s blind side for this game.

If Starks proves healthy and able to handle the job, Gilbert will move back to the right side and Adams will likely get a little more time to acclimate to the NFL game before he gets back into the starting lineup.

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7 Responses to “Max Starks activated from PUP list”
  1. napoleonblownapart6887 says: Aug 14, 2012 11:01 AM

    I think we’re talking about the starting LT for the Steelers throughout 2012 (barring injury). Starks was serviceable last year at LT, and I think having Colon on his right rather than Kemo, or any of the other endless string of idiots we put at guard will also help. Gives Adams some time to get his head right and get his weight up (physically and figuratively speaking). Starks – Colon – Pouncey – DeCastro – Gilbert is a slightly above average line, something the Steelers haven’t had in about 8 years.

  2. joemammy says: Aug 14, 2012 11:35 AM

    The ranks are looking a little thin…

    Looking forward to hearing that collective whine from the Yinzer Nation, as the Steelers crash and burn to the bottom of the AFC North this year.

  3. mrpkg says: Aug 14, 2012 11:41 AM

    Max is a class act. He will be there on Opening Sunday night.

  4. cuda1234 says: Aug 14, 2012 2:39 PM

    Doesn’t Maximillian Weisner Starks, IV(thank you, wikipedia!) always come through for the Steelers?

    And aren’t he and Chris Rainey both from Gators from Lakeland?

    Go Gators, Go Dreadnaughts!

  5. ravenator says: Aug 14, 2012 5:53 PM

    Aww sorry Pittsburgh, tough when your draft picks dont pan out

  6. steelerdynasty2010 says: Aug 15, 2012 12:22 PM

    ahh those clever “yinzer nation” zingers. they never stop being funny…..to some people.

    @joemammy:
    keep hope alive. btw, when’s your ring ceremony for winning the division? wanna make sure i tune in. maybe you clowns could make a SB appearance before you start running off at the mouth about a season sweep. ask the redskins how it feels to sweep the SB champ…i’m guessing it feels pretty empty, and i’m willing the bet the giants couldnt care less. the goal is for SB rings, not div. sweeps…..at least it is for us……

    i think this is great news. max is solid. he’s not going to revolutionize the position, but he’ll do a good job, and ben trusts him, something that cannot be underestimated for a blind side blocker.

  7. steelerdynasty2010 says: Aug 15, 2012 12:38 PM

    ahh those clever “yinzer nation” zingers. they never stop being funny…..to some people.

    @joemammy, ravenator:
    keep hope alive. btw, when’s your ring ceremony for winning the division? wanna make sure i tune in. maybe you clowns could make a SB appearance before you start running off at the mouth about a season sweep. ask the redskins how it feels to sweep the SB champ…i’m guessing it feels pretty empty, and i’m willing the bet the giants couldnt care less. the goal is for SB rings, not div. sweeps…..at least it is for us……

    i think this is great news. max is solid. he’s not going to revolutionize the position, but he’ll do a good job, and ben trusts him, something that cannot be underestimated for a blind side blocker.

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