Originally written on Fox Sports Arizona  |  Last updated 12/29/11

OAKLAND, CA - AUGUST 11: Offensive lineman Levi Brown #75 of the Arizona Cardinals warms up before a game against the Oakland Raiders on August 11, 2007 at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Greg Trott/Getty Images)
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Levi Brown is at a crossroads in his career. His salary cap figure will increase from 9.4 million this year to 16.9 million in 2012, the final year of his deal. The Cardinals cant and wont pay that much, raising the possibility that Sundays game against the Seahawks will be the offensive tackles last in a Cardinals uniform unless the two sides can negotiate a new deal for the lightning rod of the offensive line. But this isnt a story about Browns future. Its not a story about his Cardinals past or Arizonas decision to draft him with the fifth overall pick in 2007. Its a story about a man few outside the franchise understand or know, a patient, open, intelligent, low-key, soft-spoken and grounded man whose life is perfectly balanced above his size 17 feet -- even if critics of his pass-protection skills disagree. "Hes the kind of guy you want your sister to date, Cards center and close friend Lyle Sendlein said. You try to surround yourself with people like that b...
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