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Cardinals bring back Levi Brown on five-year contract


Just days after releasing him, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Cardinals have reached a five-year contract agreement with offensive tackle Levi Brown.

Much maligned throughout his Cardinals career, Brown did enjoy one of the better stretch runs of his tenure in 2011. Brown hasn’t missed a start since his rookie season, and he’s capable of playing both tackle spots.

With Brown and Jared Gaither returning to the teams they played for last year, the highest-rated offensive tackles left on the PFT Hot 100 list are Eric Winston, Marcus McNeill, Demetrius Bell, and Anthony Collins.

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21 Responses to “Cardinals bring back Levi Brown on five-year contract”
  1. 6250claimer says: Mar 15, 2012 11:03 PM

    Marvelous. The stiff known alternately as the “human turnstile” and “matador” is coming back. After playing half-decent for the last half of his last season – as his contract was expiring. I’d rather have seen a 7th round draft choice start in his place than bring this talentless bust back for more.

  2. musicman495 says: Mar 15, 2012 11:03 PM

    “And he’s Bad, Bad Levi Brown…”

  3. wwwmattcom says: Mar 15, 2012 11:04 PM

    Peyton. To Cardinals now?

  4. jacobslatter says: Mar 15, 2012 11:08 PM

    ♪ And he’s bad, bad, Levi Brown
    ♪ The baddest man in the whole (expletive) town
    ♪ Badder than old King Kong
    ♪ Meaner than a junkyard dog

  5. txxxchief says: Mar 15, 2012 11:13 PM

    Isn’t he statistically the worst LT in the NFL?

  6. aram42287 says: Mar 15, 2012 11:21 PM


  7. arizonahusker says: Mar 15, 2012 11:34 PM

    We are only a LT away from a better line than the Broncos. Brown is a good RT and a bad LT.

    Jonathan Martin come on down from Stanford!!!!

    We will know tomorrow, one way or another if Manning is AZ bound.

  8. wvfinfan says: Mar 15, 2012 11:38 PM

    So does this mean they get hit with the Dead Salary for cutting his old contract and his new contract salary?

  9. barry1970 says: Mar 15, 2012 11:39 PM

    Let’s hope his steady reliability continues and that he is blocking for anyone but Kevin Kolb. Cards can have the best line and TEs in the biz and will still flop with Kolb calling the shots.

  10. trbowman says: Mar 15, 2012 11:41 PM

    Come back to Buffalo, Demetrius!

  11. thehighhat says: Mar 15, 2012 11:45 PM

    Adrian Peterson.

  12. mrmarcus55 says: Mar 15, 2012 11:46 PM

    Dont matter that Niners D going eat him up.

  13. gaygo223 says: Mar 15, 2012 11:48 PM

    As being a Cards fan…. nooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

  14. dealer009 says: Mar 16, 2012 12:04 AM

    Does this mean they have cap room for Peyton or are bowing out?

  15. LoCoSu@%s says: Mar 16, 2012 12:13 AM

    Thank you Rod Graves
    Rest of the NFC West

  16. satanphoenix says: Mar 16, 2012 1:04 AM

    @ RT and for reasonable $$ it’s ok

  17. phnxsports says: Mar 16, 2012 1:24 AM

    Word is Cards are still in on Demetrius Bell to play LT And Brown moves to RT.

  18. banvard316 says: Mar 16, 2012 5:50 AM

    pretty sure I saw before the superbowl that Diehl (sp) the Giants lt was the worst by stats. Levi needs to be shifted to the RT and then he will be fine. He is just too big to stop any speed guys. He does run block well though.

  19. staffordsyear says: Mar 16, 2012 6:02 AM

    I wonder if he wears brown levis?

  20. samoan1 says: Mar 16, 2012 8:32 AM

    At leasr he’ll be at RT so Snyder can help him out!

  21. cryanr says: Mar 16, 2012 9:25 AM

    People forget that this guy was Pro Bowl alternate right tackle in 2009. He will obviously move to the right side and will be fine in doing so.

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