Levi Brown out in Arizona

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Five years after they made him the fifth overall pick in the NFL draft, the Cardinals are sending Levi Brown packing.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Cardinals are expected to release Brown, who has started all 16 games at offensive tackle for four straight years. Brown is a dependable starter, but the cap-strapped Cardinals couldn’t justify his $17 million cap number.

When the Cardinals drafted Brown out of Penn State, many Arizona fans wanted them to take Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson instead. Score one for the fans after Peterson ended up going seventh overall to the Vikings and becoming the best running back in football.

Now Brown becomes an unrestricted free agent, and he’ll be a good pickup for some team.

47 responses to “Levi Brown out in Arizona

  1. if people say this guy was a tackle why not move him to guard? and to think the cardinals could have ap thank 4 takin levi guys ap is workin perfectly for my vikes!

  2. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Steelers, sign him and move Willie the Colon to guard where he may not be 100% worthless.

  3. With the additional $ AZ will get from Skins/Boys debacle, that puts them about level with the cap.

    Now they just need to create about $22 million more for Peyton.

    And then find a LT who can block for him.

    And then pay that LT.

    I say AZ is out.

  4. This guys is horrible…if you haven’t seen him play, I’d reserve your comments. He’s a turnstile.

  5. Whether or not they get Peyton this had to happen, Levi Brown is frustratingly bad at times, especially for someone picked before Adrian Peterson and Patrick Willis.

  6. Obviously quite a few people on here have not watched much of Levi. He’s just not good. Whoever signs him be prepared for disappointment. Tons is sacks and even more false start penalties. Many times he was the weakest link of that line, and that’s saying something. Good riddance.

  7. I can’t believe fans of other teams want him…lol wow that says a lot about other teams o lines I guess. He’s good for 2 false starts at every home game and giving up a bunch of sacks…have fun!

  8. As a Cards fan…. why would anyone want him on their team!? This guy is TERRIBLE. A cardboard cut out is better. Seriously, you team is better by NOT signing him.

  9. Welcome to DENVER!!! Can you say DEEP POCKETS and you will play on the other side of Ryan Clady… How does that sound protecting Mr. Manning?

  10. Well, he can’t be worse than stalwart Jets RT Wayne Hunter…

    The question is whether he’d be cheaper.

  11. Wow, so the Arizona Cardinals have dumped their best offensive lineman on a poor offensive line just in time for Peyton Manning to arrive. My guess is that Peyton will not be going to Arizona.

  12. in other news the Cardinals fired 4 office workers, 2 water boys and the dude that dresses up as the mascot in a cost cutting move to sign PM.

  13. NFL vice president of officiating Carl Johnson has announced that whichever team signs Bad Bad Levi Brown during free agency will face an automatic false start penalty at the beginning of the seasn.

  14. People are hearing 5th round pick and started 16 games thinking this guy is good. It was a forgone conclusion the Cards were going to cut him without a major pay cut. Could easily get an upgrade for a small fraction of the price.

  15. This guys is completely worthless. Gave up over 100 yards in sacks last year and 50 penalty yards….and that was his “contract” year play.

  16. You are all uneducated football fans, are you serious, you want this guy??? Maybe, if you move him to gaurd. Oh and our best lineman??? Geez, please do some research before you post. Look up the worst LT in the NFL and I guarentee you Levi is #1. We have been planning to cut this guy for sometime now.

  17. Levi Brown is NOT the best Cardinal Lineman. Sendlein, Cooledge are that.

    They do need to get better Olineman, that is for sure. But, beside Saturday, name me another Pro Bowl Olineman from his days at the Colts?

    Jonathan Martin … come on down to Arizona.

  18. AZ is in a great spot to draft a left tackle or Guard (Decastro). Good football move for them cap wise.

  19. Dependable starter? If you mean depending on him to miss a man coming free off the edge at least three times a game, I agree. Levi Brown grades out as one of the worst OTs every year, if not the worst. Solid run blocker. Horrid pass blocker. One of the worst I’ve ever seen.

  20. Just what the Bills need…except you cannot over pay for a guy like this! While solid, he’s not great.

  21. First of a few the Cards need to cut in order to create cap room for Peyton pitch. I personally would not be suprised to see Fitz and possibly a few others take a paycut to get Manning there… Fitz deserves a quarterback as talented as Manning. Those who dont believe that are just pleading the 5th.

  22. This guy is without a doubt the worst tackle in football. this was a no brainer for any Cards fan. I am sure Peyton was told when he was there that this would happen too. He was the chairman of the welcoming commitee for any pass rusher. Peyton needs better than that. Any of the top 4 or 5 tackles in the draft are an upgrade here.

  23. This just shows how little fans pay attention to other team’s linemen and trust what they read. Levi Brown is going to get signed for about $6 million a year by some desperate team. He will then proceed to shuffle his feet poorly and give up pressure after sack after pressure, all in between jumping for a false start over and over. Meanwhile, the Cards will take Reiff or Martin in the draft and be so much better off.

  24. Wow, these comments about Brown from fans around the league are really inexplicable to me. I had no idea there was such a hot market for an overpaid, underacheiving, penalty-prone OL who routinely misses his blocks and gives up huge numbers of sacks. As someone who has watched Levi Brown for years with great frustration, I really can’t believe that other teams are salivating at the chance to sign him. This guy has been a major bust and a huge dissappointment in AZ, but if y’all want him, more power to you. And good luck. You’ll need it. Levi Brown is at or near the top of the league in false start penalties every year. He’s just plain dumb.

  25. For the record, the comments on all these items that are, “welcome to _______ Levi Brown” are so limp wristed. Stop it, it’s not funny and not unique. Just limp wristed.

  26. A dependable starter and a good pickup for some team. Are you smoking crack? Have you seen the man with the teflon hands play? Ask Kevin Kolb and John Skelton how dependable he is as a blocker. Levi don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out the door. I want to see which team is stupid enough to sign the “Teflon Man”! You better sign Usain Bolt to play QB while you’re at it.

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