Friday August 1st, 2014

The Arizona Cardinals have signed free agent offensive tackle Max Starks, the team announced Friday.  

The 32-year-old veteran spent nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers before leaving for the San Diego Chargers in 2013, who cut him before last season began. Starks then spent part of the season with the St. Louis Rams. 

The Cardinals also announced they have released offensive tackle Cory Brandon and kicker Danny Hrapmann.

In Arizona, Starks will be reunited with Bruce Arians, the Cardinals' current head coach. Arians previously served as both wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator for the Steelers during several of Starks's years with the team. 

Starks played just two games for the Rams in 2013 before he was released on Oct. 1. In 2012, Starks started all 16 games for Pittsburgh. 

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- Molly Geary

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