Steelers' Mike Adams ready to go

Updated: July 28, 2013, 4:45 PM ET
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Seven weeks after being stabbed, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams weighed in at 323 pounds with his core strength returning and he's ready to go, a team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Adams, who is expected to be the Steelers' starting right tackle this season, was stabbed twice last month in Pittsburgh in an attempted carjacking. He had surgery for wounds to his abdomen and left forearm.

Pittsburgh police said the 23-year-old Adams told officers he was standing near his truck in the city's South Side shortly after 3 a.m. ET on June 1 when he was confronted by three men, one armed with a knife and one armed with a handgun.

Adams told police the trio tried to carjack him, but he didn't have his car keys. He said "the situation escalated" and one man pointed the gun at his face while the other stabbed him twice before all three fled, according to police.

All three suspects have been arrested and charged with attempted homicide, attempted robbery, aggravated assault and conspiracy.

A 2012 second-round pick, Adams started six of the 10 games he played last season. He was the recipient of the Joe Greene Performance Award, given to the outstanding Steelers rookie.

Information from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and The Associated Press was used in this report.

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