Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 5/22/13

After a good amount of time treading free agent waters, offensive tackle Max Starks found an island land on. The former Steeler signed with the San Diego Chargers on Tuesday, reports Josina Anderson of ESPN, and later confirmed by the team. The deal is for one-year. Starks, 31 played his entire 9 seasons in the NFL with the Steelers, and started all 16 games in 2012. Pittsburgh, looking to get more athletic, decided not to re-sign him and likely felt that he's approaching the back 9 of his career. It's a smart move for San Diego, who need depth on the line, and it may turn out that Starks will see himself in a starter role once again. Dan Hanzus of NFL.com writes: Starks fills a huge need for the Chargers, who have major talent and depth issues up front. Starks stands a very good chance to displace King Dunlap as San Diego's starting left tackle. First-round draft pick D.J. Fluker will start on the opposite side of the line.

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