Maurkice Pouncey Agrees to Terms; Flozell Adams to Play Right Tackle

Couple of potentially big items for the offensive line to pass along…

First, the Steelers and first-round pick (No. 18 overall) Maurkice Pouncey have reportedly agreed to terms on a five-year contract, which means all will be present and accounted for on the opening day of camp. Glory be!

The other big story of the day is that new addition Flozell Adams will occupy the right tackle position, with Max Starks remaining on the left side.

Starks apparently volunteered to slide over to the right spot so Adams could play on the left side, but the coaching staff decided against it. That seems to be the smart — and obvious — move, seeing as how Starks is a better left tackle than Adams at this point in their careers.

If all goes according to plan, your starting offensive line should look something like this:

Max Starks – Chris Kemoeatu – Justin Hartwig – Maurkice Pouncey – Flozell Adams.

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  • Randy Steele

    From the looks of this report in the Post-Gazette, the Steelers got a very favorable deal for Adams. There's no guaranteed money, and he gets only $2.5 million to play this year. (Of course, you could also argue that you get what you pay for.)

    “The Steelers signed Flozell Adams to a two-year contract worth $7.5 million, but the veteran offensive tackle received no signing bonus as part of the deal.

    “If he makes the team, Adams will receive a $2.5 million salary this season and his salary for 2011 is $5 million, none of it guaranteed.”