Charlie Johnson may have whiffed on his last block for the Vikings. ESPN 1500’s Tom Pelissero reports that the team has reached out to offensive lineman Max Starks, and will have the former Steeler in for a visit on Monday.
The massive (possibly too massive) Starks played both right and left tackle for the Steelers during a 7-year stint there. His tenure with Pittsburgh ended in July when he was cut by the team. Teaming the 6-8 Starks with 6-8 right tackle Phil Loadholt would give the Vikings a huge bookend tackle combo, just like they had when Bryant McKinnie was there. Charlie Johnson, among his other issues, is undersized for a left tackle.
Of course we will have to wait and see how Starks actually looks when he comes in. As of right now though, Charlie Johnson’s days as the starting left tackle seem to be numbered. Donovan McNabb won’t be sad to see him go.