Last season, Starks didn't start out as the starting tackle. As a reserve, he filled in for injured Marvel Smith. After having a productive season, the Steelers wanted to keep him in the Steel City. Starks was a 3rd round draft pick from Florida in 2004.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Max Starks Signs Franchise Tender
Max Starks signed his franchise tender, after being tagged, according to ESPN.com's John Clayton. Starks was slapped with the franchise tag earlier this week and could have started looking at other teams. His tender is one year/8.45 million dollars. He will be the starting left tackle for the Steelers.