Steelers release veteran OT Flozell Adams

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers released veteran offensive tackle Flozell Adams on Friday, a move made possible after the team agreed to terms with free agents Willie Colon and Jonathan Scott late Thursday night.

The 36-year-old Adams was in the second year of a two-year deal with the Steelers and was scheduled to make $5 million this season. He started all 16 games in 2010 after Colon went down with an Achilles injury.

The five-time Pro Bowler spent the first 12 years of his career with Dallas.

Colon and Scott can officially sign with the team Friday evening, but can’t practice until next week, leaving the Steelers thin along the line when practice begins Friday afternoon.