After being dropped by the Dallas Cowboys this off-season, the left tackle Flozell Adams was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers this Thursday according to some NFL sources. This move should put on alert the NFL betting world because it ends the team’s question marks at right tackle.
The Steelers agreed to a two-year deal with ex-Cowboy LT Adams after he visited the Steelers in late June and took a physical. The ‘Boys released Adams early this offseason to avoid paying him a $6.5 million salary.
Adams was one of the weakest points on the Cowboys team last season, so that’s another reason why they let him go. The Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo was sacked 34 times last year, plenty of times coming from the left.
The idea with Adams as a tackle for the Steelers is to replace the injured right tackle Willie Colon, who is out for the entire season after destroying his right Achilles’ tendon during an off-season exercise.
Flozell will definitely help the Steelers now that they will have to start the 2010 season with a backup quarterback after Big Ben Roethlisberger’s suspension.
Pittsburgh will probably use Byron Leftwich as a starter and as we all know, his movement is not his signature.
Adams gives Pittsburgh a veteran starter who can perform right away, as he is a five-time Pro Bowler.