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Levi Brown | Tackle

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (30) / 3/16/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 324
College: Penn State
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Steelers released OT Levi Brown.
This was an easy call for GM Kevin Colbert. The move clears $6.25 million in cap space for the annually cap-strapped Steelers. Brown was acquired from the Cardinals in October. He never appeared in a game and tore his triceps in Week 6. Brown turns 30 next week and hasn't been a productive player in years. Mar 5 - 4:19 PM

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The Steelers can save $6.25 million against the 2014 salary cap by releasing OT Levi Brown.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported last month that the Steelers had "no intention of keeping" Brown, so cutting him is a no-brainer. The Steelers are currently projected to be about $12 million over the salary cap. Other veterans who could be in trouble include S Troy Polamalu ($8.25 million savings) and CB Ike Taylor ($7 million). Pittsburgh can lower Ben Roethlisberger's $18.895 million cap hit by extending his contract. He's currently signed through 2015.

The Steelers have "no intention of keeping" OT Levi Brown.

Brown never appeared in a game after the Steelers acquired him from the Cardinals in October, tearing his triceps in pre-game warmups ahead of Week 6. Cutting Brown will save the Steelers $6.25 million in salary cap space.
Jan 5 - 6:22 PM

Steelers placed LT Levi Brown (triceps) on injured reserve, ending his season.

The Steelers traded a conditional late-round pick to the Cardinals for Brown, making an effort to stabilize their tackle position. Brown never even played a down with Pittsburgh. He hurt his triceps while warming up ahead of the Week 6 win over the Jets -- sustaining the same injury to the same arm that cost him his 2012 season. The Steelers are praying Mike Adams can suddenly start performing better on Ben Roethlisberger's blind side.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 10:49:00 AM

Newly acquired LT Levi Brown injured his triceps in warmups ahead of Sunday's game at the Jets and is not expected to play.

Brown missed all of 2012 with a torn right triceps. It's unclear if this is the same injury, but it obviously bodes poorly for the Steelers, who had to reshuffle their offensive line in pre-game warmups. Mike Adams will presumably be reinstalled at left tackle. The Steelers traded a conditional late-round draft pick to the Cardinals to acquire Brown on October 2. After a Week 5 bye, this was going to be his Pittsburgh debut.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 12:52:00 PM

Steelers acquired LT Levi Brown from the Cardinals in exchange for a conditional draft pick.

The deal is now official after it was agreed upon earlier Wednesday morning. Brown will take over on Ben Roethlisberger's blind side, replacing Mike Adams. It's not a huge improvement. Brown played under OC Todd Haley while the two were together in Arizona, so he shouldn't have much trouble picking up the offense. Brown is terrible in pass protection but is a decent run blocker.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 04:13:00 PM

The Cardinals have agreed to terms on a trade that will send LT Levi Brown to the Steelers.

The compensation will be one or more late-round draft picks. An overrated talent that was consistently short on performance, Brown finally exits the desert seven years after the Cardinals took him fifth overall. He started 79 games, failing to ever become an even moderately effective player. So far this season, Brown has graded out 60th among 72 of PFF's qualifying tackles. That said, he's a slight upgrade on current Pittsburgh LT Mike Adams -- especially in the run game. The 0-4 Steelers can get away from Brown after this season as his guaranteed money will be up, but they're grasping at air here. Beat writer Ed Bouchette calls the trade a "panic move."
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 10:19:00 AM

According to AzCardinals.com, the "reality is" that Levi Brown remains the Cardinals' left tackle.

Reporter Darren Urban passes along the information with a sense of resignation. Per Urban, challenger Nate Potter hasn't made "any in-roads in displacing Brown." Brown has had a typically mixed preseason, but will live to see another day on the blindside. We hope Carson Palmer has been working on his footwork.
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 01:50:00 PM

Cardinals LT Levi Brown reportedly may be in danger of losing his starting job to Nate Potter.

Per beat writer Mike Jurecki, Brown "didn't stick out" during the spring and it has "raised some eyebrows" heading into training camp. In a radio interview last month, coach Bruce Arians acknowledged that Brown looked "very rusty," leaving the door open for Potter to claim the job on Carson Palmer's blind side. Brown has been a slow-footed turnstile for much of his career.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 06:28:00 PM

AzCardinals.com doesn't "see any way" LT Levi Brown isn't a Week 1 starter.

We agree, even after coach Bruce Arians seemed to crack the door open for Nate Potter in a Tuesday radio interview. Arians has spent the entire offseason pumping up Brown, who, if nothing else, has plenty of experience on the blindside. It's make-or-break year for the former No. 5 overall pick.
Wed, Jun 19, 2013 02:56:00 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says LT Levi Brown (triceps) was "very rusty" in minicamp, but that his "skills are still there."

That implies Brown's skills were there before he missed all of 2012 with a torn triceps, but we digress. Arians added that he was "extremely high" on second-year pro Nate Potter, so perhaps blindside duties won't be gifted to Brown after all. Brown hasn't been an effective player through his first 77 career games.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 08:55:00 PM

Speaking Thursday, Cardinals coach Bruce Arians reiterated that he believes LT Levi Brown is an "elite player."

Arians added the caveat "when he’s at his best," but apparently called Brown elite three separate times. Brown consistently struggled through his first five seasons before missing all of 2012 with a torn triceps, but it certainly doesn't appear his new coach is going to put him through the rigmarole of a left-tackle competition.
Fri, Jun 7, 2013 11:34:00 AM

Cardinals LT Levi Brown (triceps) returned to on-field activities Monday.

It's Brown's first football workout since tearing his triceps during the 2012 preseason. He's penciled in as the starting left tackle once again despite grading out as one of the league's worst in both 2011 and 2010. The Cardinals' improved their offensive line by drafting left guard Jonathan Cooper seventh overall, but it's still a problem unit.
Wed, Jun 5, 2013 10:26:00 AM

Levi Brown and Bobby Massie are penciled in as the Cardinals' starting left and right tackles respectively.

Many expected the Cardinals to address the position in the draft, but they instead drafted two guards -- Jonathan Cooper at No. 7 overall and Earl Watford at No. 116. Coach Bruce Arians recently called Brown an "elite" tackle, while Massie was easily the team's best lineman down the stretch last season. Second-year man Nate Potter is expected to be the swing tackle.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 08:44:00 PM

Coach Bruce Arians referred to Levi Brown as an "elite" NFL tackle Wednesday.

For some unknown reason, coaches consistently heap praise on Brown. He missed the entire 2012 season due to a torn triceps, but graded out as Pro Football Focus' No. 57 tackle in 2011 and No. 78 (dead last) in 2010. The Cardinals would be wise to address the position in April's draft, ideally with either Central Michigan OT Eric Fisher or Oklahoma OT Lane Johnson at No. 7.
Thu, Mar 21, 2013 10:20:00 AM

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