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The Pittsburgh Steelers recently traded for tackle Levi Brown. Brown was brought in from the Arizona Cardinals. The Steelers felt that maybe Brown could bring some improvement to an offensive line that’s look bad all season.
Brown suffered a pectoral injury during warm-ups on Sunday before the Steelers took on the Jets. Reported on Tuesday, Brown was place on injury reserve with a season-ending injury. Brown played a total of zero games for the Steelers as the offensive line’s issues remain unsolved.
What’s the move now for the Steelers? Should they just work with what they got and hope that Ben Roethlisberger can take improvising to another level? Or should this team go out and try to find another body to replace Brown?
One option that’s on the table for the Steelers is go out and pick up former Steeler, Max Starks. Starks was recently released by the St. Louis Rams to make room for linebacker, Jo-Lunn Dunbar. Starks at this point could be known to the Steelers as “ole reliable.” Starks was brought back to the Steelers last season and started all 16 games for the black and gold.
Starks is a veteran tackle who’s out there on the free-agent-market and certainly has more than enough knowledge of how Pittsburgh conducts their operations. So should the team pick up their former tackle?
I sound like a broken record but, why not?
It’s frustrating to see Brown go down mainly because he did absolutely nothing for this team and managed to injury himself during warm-ups, thus never saw the field, ever. There’s no doubt that the Steelers’ offensive line is the weakest link on this Steelers team. In the victory over the Jets on Sunday, Kelvin Beachum played left tackle and although he did a solid job he still struggled at times. Beachum was called for holding on several occasion and lacks experience. Beachum has also played center and tight end this season, he’s a valuable player to this team but may be better suited somewhere else on the line rather than left tackle.
A veteran tackle and a familiar face would benefit this struggling offensive line. Bringing in Starks wouldn’t be a bad idea. Starks is nowhere near the total solution to fixing this line but he can only help. If there’s cap space to bring in the veteran the Steelers should probably go for it. Roethlisberger and the rest of the offense need this offensive line to find improvement if they want to build off their first win of the season.
So, Steelers Nation should the black and gold bring back “ole reliable?”
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As expected, the Pittsburgh Steelers will not have to give up the 2015 conditional draft pick that was included in the trade with the Arizona Cardinals for tackle Levi Brown during the bye week due to the fact that the conditions were not met.
Cardinals beat writer Kent Somers reported Tuesday afternoon on Twitter that Brown would have had to been on the Steelers active roster for...
It's all water under the bridge at this point, but according to Bob Labriola on the Monday edition of Steelers Live, the Pittsburgh Steelers indeed planned on using Levi Brown at left tackle at some point during the Sunday game against the New York Jets.
While Labriola doesn't know exactly how much Brown, who suffered a triceps injury during pre-game warm-ups, was going to...
Well that was fast. The Levi Brown era at left tackle was over before it started, literally. Straining his triceps in the pre-game warmup before Sunday's win at the Jets, Brown has been placed on injured reserve and is out for the year.
The Steelers had traded a conditional draft pick for Brown but according to the fine print of the trade, that was only if Brown had played...
The Pittsburgh Steelers placed LT Levi Brown on season-ending injured reserve Tuesday.
Brown suffered a triceps injury while warming up for his first playing for the Steelers. Pittsburgh sent the Cardinals a conditional late-round pick in return for Brown, who didn’t even play a single snap for them.
Brown’s injury was to the same arm that kept him out for most of the 2012...
Levi Brown's season with the Pittsburgh Steelers ended before it even began.
The Steelers placed the offensive tackle on injured reserve Tuesday after Brown tore his triceps during warmups before last Sunday's game against the New York Jets. Pittsburgh acquired Brown last week from the Arizona Cardinals. Coach Mike Tomlin said Brown will need surgery.
The Steelers also...
Levi Brown’s season in Pittsburgh was a short one.
Brown the offensive tackle obtained in a trade with the Cardinals on October 2 has been placed on injured reserve without playing a single game for the Steelers.
The Steelers expected Brown to play on Sunday but he suffered a triceps injury in pregame warmups and that injury has now ended his season.
Pittsburgh also placed tight...
Levi Brown was acquired by the Steelers over their bye week to shore up the LT position notoriously muffed by Mike Adams. Adams was not available to play in the ensuing game against the Jets...where LEVI BROWN INJURED HIS TRICEPS DURING WARMUPS. The Steelers noted that Brown is now gone for the rest of the season.
Levi Brown's tenure as a Steeler was so short that I cannot...
Due to injuries, the Pittsburgh Steelers were forced to make a few roster moves Tuesday.
Tight end David Johnson and tackle Levi Brown were both placed on the injured reserve list after both suffered injuries this past Sunday. Johnson dislocated his wrist early in the game against the New York Jets while Brown injured his triceps during pre-game warm-ups.
Brown had been acquired...
In a flurry of roster moves today, the Steelers placed offensive tackle Levi Brown on the injured reserve today which ends his season.
Perhaps the Steelers are just not allowed to have an offensive line this year.
The Steelers had acquired Brown in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals at the beginning of October. Here's what happened since, per ProFootballTalk.com:...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced that they’ve placed offensive lineman Levi Brown and David Johnson on season-ending injured reserve. The Pittsburgh Steelers placed offensive tackle Levi Brown and tight end/fullback David Johnson on the Reserve/Injured List, the team announced today. Brown (triceps) was in his seventh NFL season and was acquired via a trade with the Arizona...
The Levi Brown experiment in Pittsburgh lasted one whole warm-up, and I'm not sure if he even set foot in the Steel City.
Brown, a left tackle acquired two weeks ago from the Cardinals in exchange for a conditional late-round draft pick, suffered a triceps injury while warming up for the Steelers game against the Jets at MetLife Stadium this past Sunday. The injury is season...
The Steelers have lost tackle Levi Brown for the season before he ever took a snap with his new team, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reports. Brown, acquired in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals 10 days ago, was placed on injured reserve today along with tight end David Johnson, ending their seasons. […]
When the Steelers decided to trade for offensive tackle Levi Brown last week, they probably didn’t expect it to end like this.
The Steelers were forced to place Brown on injured reserve on Tuesday, according to ESPN, less than one week after dealing away a conditional draft pick to the Cardinals for the left tackle. Brown didn’t play in a game for the Steelers since the trade...
The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed offensive tackle Levi Brown and tight end/fullback David Johnson on the Reserve/Injured List, the team announced Tuesday. Brown was acquired via a trade with the Arizona Cardinals on Oct. 2. He started four games for the Cardinals this season
By Matthew Marczi
It was believed by some that the decision of the Pittsburgh Steelers to acquire offensive tackle Levi Brown from the Arizona Cardinals was made in part because it gave the team the opportunity to put Mike Adams on the shelf for a while in order to break him down without the pressure of being asked to play.
Now with Brown putting himself out of the picture before...