Cards put Levi Brown on IR, cut 12 to get down to 75

AP

Levi Brown’s 2012 season is officially over.

The Cardinals have put Brown on injured reserve, officially ending his season after he suffered a torn triceps. Brown was slated to be the Cardinals’ starting left tackle, so his loss is a tough blow for an offensive line that was already struggling to protect quarterbacks John Skelton and Kevin Kolb.

NFL teams have until Monday afternoon to cut their rosters from 90 to 75 players, but the Cardinals got a jump on things by getting down to 75. In addition to putting Brown on injured reserve, they also waived fullback Jared Crank and running back Thomas Clayton with the waived-injured designation, and they released the following players: DE Landon Cohen, WR Gino Crump, S Eddie Elder, WR Tre Gray, CB Marshay Green, WR Jaymar Johnson, FB Reagan Maui’a, LB Marcus McGraw, LB Zack Nash, CB James Nixon, K/P Ricky Schmitt and LB Paul Vassalo.