New left tackle Starks takes nothing for granted with Chargers

Max Starks won two Super Bowl rings with the Pittsburgh Steelers and played every snap at left tackle last season in his comeback from blowing out his right knee.

Now with the San Diego Chargers, he's considered a big upgrade over another offseason acquisition, King Dunlap.

Still, Starks isn't taking anything for granted with the Chargers. He says he's doesn't want anything handed to him and expects to compete for the job.

After getting a crash course in the Chargers' playbook last week, Starks went through his first practice with his new team on Monday as San Diego opened its third and final week of organized team activities.

Some in the organization thought recently signed outside linebacker Dwight Freeney would be at Monday's practice but now he might not be here until Wednesday.