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Levi Brown doing football work for first time since tearing triceps

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Shortly after becoming the Cardinals head coach, Bruce Arians said that he didn’t believe that the Cardinals’ offensive line was as bad as it looked last year.

One of the key parts of his argument was the absence of left tackle Levi Brown from the lineup for the entire season with a torn triceps injury that continued to keep Brown off the field during this year’s offseason workouts. Brown has finally made his return to the field this week, though, and Arians said that the tackle “looked real good” in his first football work in almost a year.

“It’s been a while since I’ve actually done football stuff and it’s taken some getting used to,” Brown said, via Darren Urban of the team’s website. “There are new plays as well as adjusting to issues with the arm, getting the confidence back in it, things like that. It’ll come during these few practices.┬áIt’s a good time to get back out there, with no pads. You can throw the arm out there and see how it feels.”

Arians has referred to Brown as an “elite” left tackle at points this offseason, something that’s a bit of a stretch based on his performances when healthy in the past. He’s definitely better than the guys who replaced him last season, though, and that, along with the addition of guard Jonathan Cooper, should lead to improved play up front on offense this season.

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5 Responses to “Levi Brown doing football work for first time since tearing triceps”
  1. cardsfann1 says: Jun 5, 2013 11:10 AM

    There are not many bigger Cards fans out there than me but even I question BA on this one. I really hope and pray that he is right but I just don’t know. Brown wasn’t quite the turnstyle that he was at the end of the ’11 season but he was still a turnstyle tho. I really believe that if the o line give Palmer any protection at all and actally let Williams or Mendenhall run a lil bit that they will compete in the West with San Fran and Seattle… Big if though…

  2. e23r0 says: Jun 5, 2013 12:56 PM

    If Levi can clean up his false start issues, then we’ll TALK about him being “elite.”

  3. wilsonwillbreaku says: Jun 5, 2013 1:07 PM

    Cards will be 0-6 in NFCW…take it to the bank.

  4. gbrim says: Jun 5, 2013 2:17 PM

    Nate Potter will make a push to start at LT at some point during this year, both because of his improvement and natural skills and because Brown has the skill set of a good G or RT.

  5. thingamajig says: Jun 5, 2013 3:56 PM

    Levi’s contract extension was just one of the reasons that Graves and Whiz were fired.

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