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Steelers Sign Flozell Adams

The Steelers have made a big move on the eve of training camp, signing plus-sized OT Flozell "The Hotel" Adams as a replacement for Willie Colon.  It's a two-year deal, with financial terms not yet available.

The 6'7", 335-pound Adams, 35, visited the Steelers earlier this month, as did fellow free agent Chester Pitts. Pitts also signed on the dotted line today, joining Pete Carroll's Seattle Seahawks.

Adams started all 16 games for Dallas in 2009 and was released this past offseason. He was due a $2.5 million roster bonus in April and base salary of $5 million in 2010. He was a second-round pick of the Cowboys in the 1998 draft and had the longest tenure of any Dallas player at the time of his release.

Adams had an eventful 2009, when he was fined $50,000 for an altercation with Justin Tuck in December and a hat trick of fines in consecutive weeks to start the season. So it looks like we may have some controversy to look forward to.

The arrival of Adams may push Max Starks from left tackle to right tackle, where he started in 2005 and 2006. Regardless of how the pieces fall into place, this was a move the team had to make, from a depth standpoint. As long as Adams can contribute (and I think he can), I'm hopeful that this will turn out to be a good signing for the team.


HomeRunFromBehindTheMeatballs said...

Word from the DVE morning show is that Ho-tel might have trouble hearing out of his right ear... that would seem to suggest he'd be better suited to play at RT this season. No financial terms disclosed yet, but i like this signing. Flozell is probably still an upgrade over trai essex, even at this stage in his careeer. And at the very least he provides competition. LT-Max LG-Keamo C-Hartwig RG-Space Cowboy Pouncey RT-Flozell, now with decent depth too! Don't get me wrong, this doesn't make the O-line great... but certainly a step further from mediocrity (in the right direction)

Steve said...

Yup, the O-line is definitely better with this signing than they were two days ago. Even at 35, I can't see how a 5-time Pro Bowler isn't an upgrade somehow, whether it be at left, or right tackle. I just hope his previous off-field incidents don't follow him and effect the team and/or it's freshly tarnished image. And it's not like they pulled this guy off the scrap heap either, with him starting all 16 games last season.