Max Starks, Rams agree to deal

Updated: September 18, 2013, 7:12 PM ET
By Nick Wagoner | ESPN.com

EARTH CITY, Mo. -- With right tackle Rodger Saffold hobbled by an injury, the Rams made a move to bolster their depth at tackle Wednesday, agreeing to terms with veteran tackle Max Starks on a one-year deal, a league source told ESPN.

Starks started all 16 games at left tackle for Pittsburgh last year and spent this preseason with the Chargers. Originally a third-round pick for Pittsburgh in the 2004 NFL draft, Starks played in 123 regular-season games and 10 playoff games for the Steelers.

Saffold suffered a knee injury against Atlanta last week and did not practice Wednesday. Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Saffold is day to day, but the addition of Starks and fellow tackle Mike Person earlier this week would indicate Saffold will miss at least a little bit of time.

The Rams will have to make a corresponding roster move to make the deal official.

Nick Wagoner

ESPN St. Louis Rams reporter

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