NFL: Steelers Acquire LT Levi Brown From Cardinals

The struggling Pittsburgh Steelers acquired left tackle Levi Brown from the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday.

Oct 2 2013, 6:15pm CDT | by

NFL: Steelers Acquire LT Levi Brown From Cardinals
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The struggling Pittsburgh Steelers acquired left tackle Levi Brown from the Arizona Cardinals.

According to NFL.com's Marc Sessler, the Cardinals received a conditional draft pick in exchange, citing a source who informed his colleague Ian Rapoport. 

Sessler says the trade is an "odd move" considering Brown ranks 60th among offensive tackles, per Pro Football Focus.

The NFL writer goes on to say Brown was outhustled by St. Louis Rams defensive end Robert Quinn in the preseason opener and was liable for a bum-rush from the New Orleans Saints two weeks later.

Regardless of this assessment, Brown will fill in for Mike Adams, who allowed four sacks in the Steeler's first four games which all resulted in losses. 

The Pittsburgth Post-Gazette was able to quote Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on the trade. 

"I don't have much of a reaction. I obviously know the name. It's Pittsburgh West out there, so it makes sense. We'll just have to see what the plan is for him and the other guys that are here."

His head coach, Mike Tomlin, also chimed in. 

"I'll wait until I get an opportunity to meet him and work with him and let that be the determining factor.

"The great thing is that we obviously not only have a full week of work ahead of us, but we also have a Monday bonus day which we intend to take full advantage of." 

Meanwhile, Paul Calvisi of Arizona Sports reports the Cardinals "were prepared to cut Levi" anyway. The trade also allows Arizona to save an estimated $1 million.

Brown, who appeared uncomfortable in his role in Arizona, is seen to be replaced by Bradley Sowell as the Cardinals new starting left tackle. 

Sowell saw action in 10 games last season for the Indianapolis Colts when Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was their offensive coordinator. 

The Cardinals passed over Adrian Peterson in the 2007 NFL Draft and used the No. 5 overall pick to select Brown, who has a base salary of $4.75 million and sat out the entire 2012 season due to a triceps injury. 


 

 
 
 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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