Rams release OT Max Starks; re-sign LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar

Nov. 25, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA: St. Louis Rams linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar (58) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

With a simple Tweet, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch broke news for two separate roster moves concerning the St. Louis Rams.

Max Starks, the former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle, was brought in by the Rams after being cut in San Diego, and it appears as if the former Florida Gator couldn’t stick in St. Louis, either. To replace him on the roster, the team will re-sign linebacker Jo-Lonn Dunbar just after his 4-game suspension concludes.

Before the season began, the Rams released Dunbar on account of a PED suspension, but apparently, the team still holds his play in high regard, as he’ll be brought in to help a suddenly struggling defense. The fact that Dunbar was re-signed probably shouldn’t be a shock to anyone, as he is an above-average player, and we can put another “win” in the column of talent over off-field troubles with regard to being kept on an NFL roster.

It was be a mild surprise if Starks wasn’t picked up by another NFL team, as he did start all 16 games for Pittsburgh last season, but he is a one-trick pony at the tackle spot, and not many teams have pure backup position open at tackle mid-season. St. Louis certainly gets the talent edge in this swap of players, but it remains to be seen if Dunbar can stay out of trouble.

Topics: Jo-Lonn Dunbar, Max Starks, St. Louis Rams

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  • Joe Kurtz

    Jim, any one suggesting “Ground and Pound -Schotty ” might have been a mistake , and clamor ins for Mike MARTZ , who sure as he’ll knows what to do with a bevy of speedy receivers !

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