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Pittsburgh Steelers Get Cap Relief: Max Starks Gets Four-Year Deal

Article By on 24th June, 2009

... they have signed starting left tackle Max Starks to a four-year deal that will free up some salary cap room for the team going forward.

Entering the offseason, the Steelers slapped the franchise tag on Starks ensuring that they would bring back a starter with some experience at a critical position.  While Starks signed the franchise tender guaranteed to bring him $8.45 million in 2009, both he and the team were looking for a long-term solution. 

Last season, the front office slapped the transition tag on Starks, bringing with it a one-year deal worth $6.9 million.  However, the coaching staff didn't seem to be in agreement with his value as he started the season as a backup to Marvel Smith. 

With Marvel Smi...

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