Meanwhile, the Steelers signed rookie running back Jason Ford who was previously with the Houston Texans.
The Steelers placed running back John Clay on the waived-injured list.
Starks is a 6-foot-8, 345-pounder who has been with the Steelers for eight seasons.
Starks was drafted in the third round in 2004.
Starks has started 80 career games, a dozen last season.
Starks has started eight career playoff games, including the Steelers' Super Bowl XLIII win over the Arizona Cardinals.
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