TEMPE, Ariz. When the Cardinals began offseason workouts, Levi Brown was relegated to conditioning and strengthening exercises as he recovered from last seasons surgery to repair a torn triceps tendon.
Brown wasnt particularly happy about the limited role, even grumbling about it to local media.
I guess they overheard, Brown quipped on Thursday. They got me right back out there, it seemed almost immediately.
Brown was back at his customary left tackle position, taking on an increased workload as the Cardinals organized team activities (OTAs) concluded this week.
Contrary to past opinions, thats a good thing.
Its good for the media, who benefit from Browns intelligence and underappreciated, dry humor. Its good for his linemates, who missed his voice and presence.
"He's our leader out there," center Lyle Sendlein said. "You just don't go replacing a guy like that overnight."
Its good for first-year coach Bruce Arians, who continually refers to Brown as an elite player. And its good f...