Looks like the Vikings don’t have any interest in improving their offensive line. Today Max Starks worked out for his former team in the Pittsburgh Steelers per Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network.
So far Starks has only been with the Steelers in his 7-year career playing both right and left tackle. He’s graded out fairly well in both positions until needing neck surgery this past offseason, ballooning up to 400 pounds and was then cut by the Steelers. On making the scale spin four times around we’re willing to give Starks the benefit of the doubt on this one healing from surgery compared to Bryant McKinnie’s antics.
Starks workout with the Vikings went okay weighing in at about 350, but that came and went without a contract. Now it looks like the Steelers have the best shot of landing him after Trai Essex was a liability protecting Ben Roethlisberger’s blind side.
For now we’re stuck with more of Charlie Johnson looking out of position at debatably the second most important position in football. Boy hasn’t this year been fun?
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