Cardinals Deal LT Levi Brown To Steelers
By Allen Kim
There’s apparently a sale on left tackles in the NFL right now, so get them while you can.
A day after the Jacksonville Jaguars sent Eugene Monroe to the Baltimore Ravens, the Arizona Cardinals have agreed to terms with the Pittsburgh Steelers on a trade that would send LT Levi Brown in exchange for what is expected to be one or more late draft picks, according to ProFootballTalk.
Brown, selected out of Penn State with the fifth overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, has been a huge bust for the team. However, the Cardinals still opted to sign him to a five-year, $30 million contract last year. He can be cut after this season as his contract is no longer guaranteed, and the Cardinals must have seriously soured on Brown to trade him a month into the season considering their own troubles when it comes to blocking.
The Steelers offensive line is one of the worst in the NFL, and Brown may be a marginal upgrade over current starter Mike Adams (although, that’s tough to gauge since both are among the worst in the NFL). However, this is far from a solution to their blocking woes. At 0-4, this may be a desperation hail mary play to boost their offense, especially now that rookie RB Le’Veon Bell is healthy.