Steelers put Starks, Kriewaldt on IR; sign LT Capizzi
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The Steelers have placed tackle Max Starks and linebacker Clint Kriewaldt on the season-ending injured reserve list and signed former Pitt and IUP tackle Jason Capizzi to their 53-man roster.
Also, the Steelers promoted offensive lineman Jeremy Parquet from their practice squad to the active roster for Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the Jacknsoville Jaguars.
To replace Parquet, the Steelers signed wide receiver Jeremy Bloom to the practice squad. Bloom, a fifth-round draft choice of the Philadelphia Eagles in 2006, is a former Olympic skier and fashion model.
Starks has a knee injury, Kriewaldt a neck injury.
Starks played in all 16 games this year for the Steelers, starting four in place of injured left tackle Marvel Smith. He started at left tackle the final two games of the season and was injured early in the game against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 17.
Kriewaldt played in 14 games this season for the Steelers, primarily on special teams. He had seven tackles, six on special teams, before injuring his neck against Jacksonville in Week 15.
Capizzi (6-9, 315) originally signed with the Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent out of IUP earlier this year before spending time on the practice squad with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New York Jets and, most recently, the Kansas City Chiefs.
Parquet (6-6, 321) was originally drafted out of Southern Mississippi in the seventh round by the Chiefs in 2005 and spent time on the St. Louis Rams active roster and practice squad the past two years.
More details in tomorrow's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
First Published January 2, 2008 11:12 am