1500 ESPN is reporting that the Vikings are set to work out former Steelers left tackle Max Starks Monday. This can be seen as a sign that the Vikings aren’t happy with Charlie Johnson. Johnson was signed just a couple days before the Vikings decided to cut their starting left tackle Bryan McKinney. McKinney is enjoying a successful starting position on the Ravens team while the Vikings continue to get dominated on the offensive line. Johnson being one of the key issues.
Starks, 29, played in 95 games and started 68 in seven seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who drafted him in the third round (75th overall) of the 2004 NFL Draft and released him in late July.
Starks is listed at 6-foot-8 and 345 pounds, although he reportedly has played in the 370-pound range. Starks has had some neck injury concerns so the Vikings will want to be extra careful before making any commitments. At this point the Vikings offensive line would improve as long as anyone not named Charlie Johnson is playing. Assuming he is medically cleared let’s sign him!