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Arizona Cardinals cut K Hrapmann, T Brandon, sign OT Max Starks

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The veteran tackle finally joins Arizona after multiple offseasons of speculation.

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

The Arizona Cardinals announced a trio of roster moves and have another one surely coming. The released kicker Danny Hrapmann and tackle Corey Brandon and signed veteran tackle Max Starks to a one-year contract.

Starks (6-8, 345) is a 10-year NFL veteran who spent his first nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, including in 2012 when he started all 16 games at left tackle. He played two games with the Rams last season after being released by the Chargers following training camp. In his career, Starks has experience at both tackle positions and has started 96 of the 125 regular season games he has played in. He also has 10 games of postseason experience (eight starts).

A native of Orlando, FL, Starks originally entered the league with the Steelers as a third-round selection (75th overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft out of Florida. During his tenure in Pittsburgh, Starks won two Super Bowl rings with the Steelers, starting at right tackle in Super Bowl XL and starting at left tackle in Super Bowl XLIII.

Starks will wear jersey #73.

Starks has been connected to the Cardinals more than once as a free agent. Starks now steps in at right tackle on the second team and Bradley Sowell moves to the third team where Brandon was previous to his release.

As for the kicking competition, it means that the job comes down to the veteran Jay Feely or the undrafted rookie Chandler Catanzaro.