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Old 02-19-2009, 02:53 PM   #1
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Steelers franchise Starks
Thursday, February 19, 2009
By Gerry Dulac, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


INDIANAPOLIS -- The Steelers have placed the franchise tag on offensive tackle Max Starks, a move that will keep him from entering free agency and guarantee him $8.451 million in salary -- the average of the NFL's top five offensive linemen -- in the 2009 season.

The Steelers will try to work out a long-term deal with Starks, a No. 3 draft choice in 2004 who started 11 games last season at left tackle.

It is the second year in a row the Steelers have used a tag to keep Starks from becoming an unrestricted free agent. He was named a transition player last season, even though he wasn't a starter, and was paid $6.9 million.

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Old 02-19-2009, 02:59 PM   #2
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Yeah!!!!!!

Great move. Now, work out that long term deal and move on to the next one.

I guess the coach(s) who didn't like him last year have had a change of heart.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:05 PM   #3
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Good Move IMO!
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:07 PM   #4
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Yeah!!!!!!

Great move. Now, work out that long term deal and move on to the next one.

I guess the coach(s) who didn't like him last year have had a change of heart.

Not like they have a lot of options exactly. Taking a big cap hit this year is not so bad since it will leave much needed room next year with some big contracts coming up.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:11 PM   #5
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What the Steelers did last year spoke volumes on how they feel about Starks. Giving him a 1 year deal for 7 mil is pretty loud in their expectations. Starks is young, a community man, and had played very well the last 2 seasons when stepping in for Marvel at LT. The jobs his.
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Old 02-19-2009, 03:13 PM   #6
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Can't say I saw that coming. I don't hink theres a very good chance of getting together on a long term deal if they couldn't work one out by now. One things for sure....he won't be franchised next year.
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thats a lot of money, hopefully they can work a 5-6 yr deal.
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Anybody got a guess at what his annual salary is gonna be??

My guess is he is gonna want an average of $6.5million a season, which I dont think he is worth.
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what exactly is a franchise tag? always wondered, been too lazy to look
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This is down right STUPID. Starks is not worth that kind of money.... WTF

I thought our F.O. was smarter than this.....
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