Steelers place Levi Brown on injured reserve before he played a game for them

Eric Edholm
October 15, 2013

How long have the Pittsburgh Steelers sought a quality left tackle? Their latest attempt to fill the position has ended in yet another failure for now.

The Steelers traded for the talented but inconsistent Levi Brown from the Arizona Cardinals two weeks ago, but they placed him on injured reserve, per Pro Football Talk, before he ever played a game for his new team.

Brown was apparently set to go last Sunday against the New York Jets but suffered a triceps injury in pregame warmups. And how, exactly, does that happen?

Whatever the cause, the effect is that the Steelers apparently will have to go with Kelvin Beachum, who replaced Brown in the lineup, or — deep breaths, please — Mike Adams as their answer there. Although answer is a relative term with the Steelers and this spot the past few years.

The Steelers traded a conditional pick for Brown, which might not end up being that costly. But not having him able to play will be the biggest blow in this whole deal.

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