Max Starks is out of town but not out of mind.

The free agent left tackle had what people familiar with the situation have described as a positive Wednesday visit with the Chargers. Although no deal had been reached as of Friday morning, Starks is still considered in the mix for San Diego.

In 2012, the 31-year-old started all 16 games at left tackle for the Steelers.

He projects as the Chargers' starting left tackle if he was to join the team.

King Dunlap, 27, is the top option on the current roster. Added competition would be nothing to irk Dunlap, a source close to the veteran said this week, as the former Eagle was not promised anything upon signing a two-year contract in March.