With starting right tackle Rodger Saffold expected to miss several weeks with a knee injury, the St. Louis Rams are looking for help, and after bringing veteran offensive tackle Max Starks in for a free-agent visit Tuesday, the two sides agreed to terms on a one-year deal today. He’s expected to be on the practice field Thursday and may be ready to suit-up when they take-on the Dallas Cowboys
Starks spent his first nine seasons in the league with the Pittsburgh Steelers, playing in 123 games with 96 starts. He played both right & left tackle, but last season, Starks started all 16 games at LT for Pittsburgh.
He was in camp with the San Diego Chargers this summer, but was released after the preseason finale. He clearly was ineffective, and shouldn’t provide anything more than being a veteran backup for a young team looking to rise up into the upper-echelon of the NFC.
For now, Joe Barksdale will be the starter at right tackle Sunday when the Rams visit the Cowboys, and Starks may be able to play in an emergency role.