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Former Steelers' left tackle Max Starks getting look from Vikings

Remember when the Vikings cut Bryant McKinnie for coming to practice overweight? Now that we're well into the season, Vikings officials aren't worried about reports the Steelers cut Max Starks for weight issues. The former left tackle is in Minnesota to see if he might be the right fit for Vikings' blind side.
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Remember when the Vikings cut Bryant McKinnie for coming to practice overweight? Now that we're well into the season, Vikings officials aren't worried about reports the Steelers cut Max Starks for weight issues. The former left tackle is in Minnesota to see if he might be the right fit for Vikings' blind side.

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