Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Steelers consider lineman Adams
By Calvin Watkins
The Pittsburgh Steelers, who lost starting right tackle Willie Colon for the season with an Achilles injury, will bring in former Dallas Cowboys left tackle Flozell Adams for a visit.
Jordan Woy, Adams' agent, said his client has other teams on his list, but for now the Steelers decided to take a look.
If the Steelers don't sign Adams or another lineman, they could move guard Trai Essex to right tackle or Jonathan Scott or Tony Hills to the position.
In 2009, Adams had team-highs in penalties (12), sacks allowed (eight) and quarterback pressures allowed (34). However, the Cowboys coaches valued his play during a season in which he participated in 1,081 snaps. Once the season ended, Adams was let go when the Cowboys elected to give Doug Free the starting job at left tackle.
Several teams have expressed interest in Adams, including the Washington Redskins.
Calvin Watkins covers the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com. You can follow him on Twitter or leave a question for his weekly mailbag.