Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers: Taking a Look at Flozell Adams

LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 27:  Flozell Adams #76 of the Dallas Cowboys walks up to the line of scrimmage during the game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on December 27, 2009 in Landover, Maryland. The Cowboys defeated the Redskins 17-0. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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Omar BrownCorrespondent IJune 30, 2010

Pittsburgh Steelers right Tackle Willie Colon is out for the season with a torn Achilles tendon.

The Steelers' search for a replacement may come in the form of former Dallas Cowboy Left Tackle Flozell Adams.

The 35-year-old 6-foot-7, 338 pounds five-time Pro Bowl blocker, was due a $2.5 million roster bonus in June and a $5 million base salary for the 2010 season. 

Jordan Woy, Adams' agent, said his client has other teams on his list, but for now the Steelers decided to take a look.

They say it's better to let a player go a year to soon rather than a year too late...

Adams played 11 seasons in Dallas. One can't help but wonder if the Cowboys let Adams go a year too early because of the $7.5 million.

In 2009, Adams participated in 1,081 snaps. He allowed 34 quarterback pressures and eight sacks. For the third consecutive season, Adams lead the Cowboys in penalties last season with 12.

The no vacancy sign may be back up soon for "Flozell the Hotel."

If the Steelers don't sign Adams, they have options for the right tackle position.

6'5 324 pound Trai Essex has been with the Steelers 5 seasons and has only managed to start 20 games.


6'6 318 pound Jonathan Scott has started 14 games in 4 seasons for the Bills and Lions.

6'5 304 pound Tony Hills has yet to start with the Steelers for the past 2 seasons.

But if the price is right the Steelers could land a true starter for the 2010 season.

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