Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/5/11

The Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday re-signed offensive tackle Max Starks, whom they cut in July.

Starks was a 2004 third-round pick who has played both tackle positions for a pair of Super Bowl winners. He signed a four-year, $27 million contract in 2009 but finished last season on the injured reserve list.

The Steelers cut 2010 fifth-round pick Chris Scott to make room for Starks, who worked out for Minnesota last week.

Starks rejoins an offensive line that already has lost Willie Colon for the season. Tackle Jonathan Scott and guard Doug Legursky missed last week's loss to Houston with injuries.

The patchwork line has the responsibility of protecting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is nursing a foot injury.

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