Steelers officially announce Levi Brown trade

AP

The trade sending left tackle Levi Brown from the Cardinals to the Steelers is now official.

Pittsburgh announced the trade on Wednesday afternoon. The compensation heading back to the Cardinals is a conditional draft pick, but the team offered no details about the conditions of that pick in the announcement.

Brown is expected to replace Mike Adams at left tackle in Pittsburgh. His play with the Cardinals was hardly the stuff of legend, but the same can be said for Adams and the Steelers are taking a shot that Brown’s arrival can help make the line something less than the swinging gate that it’s been so far this season.

Brown played for Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley in Arizona, which should help his transition to a new team with the regular season already underway. He’ll have more than a week to pick up as much as he can before the Steelers return to action against the Jets in Week Six.

The Steelers also announced that cornerback Isaiah Green has been released to open a spot on the roster.

31 responses to “Steelers officially announce Levi Brown trade

  1. The human turnstile has found a new home. But the Steelers LT was worse? Adams ranked 79th and Brown ranked 70th. Wow, what an upgrade.
    Good luck with that Ben.

  2. He’s all yours! No refunds! Prepare for multiple offsides, at least 3 sacks a game, and 10 + hurries. He’s such a pain in the ass and we realize were not contenders this year so ah what the hell, we were going to cut him anyway eventually. Thanks for the pick!

  3. Now lets hope Turnstile plays well so the Cardinals can improve that pick. It was likely a 6th rounder that can convert to a 5th rounder. Really, any pick for him is a bonus for the Cardinals.

    I have little doubt that some combination of Sowell/Potter/Massie will at least be as productive as Turnstile.

  4. Desperate move from a desperate team. I don’t think it will make much of a difference. Until they realize it’s time for a full rebuild, replacing Ben, Polamolu, etc. they will remain in the dumpster of the AFC north. They had a good run a few years back though, and have 6 dusty, count em 6 Lombardis, to remember.

  5. I remember clearly the day Bruce Arians proclaimed Levi Brown was “elite.”

    I trust Steve Keim and BA are doing the correct thing, but it makes one wonder what other utter BS Arians says/believes when addressing his satisfaction level of Cards overall talent.

  6. There are no winners or losers in this trade… both options stink, but they are better than doing nothing.

  7. Trading one turnstile for another.

    The difference?

    One spin clockwise the other counter clockwise.

    No matter. Ben gets spun to the ground.

  8. I support it. You never know what change can do to a player. Adams needs lots of work at left tackle and change was needed. Hopefully, Brown can fill in nicely and do a better job until the Steelers get a real left tackle.

  9. Really expected better things from Mike Adams and thought that draft bringing in him with DeCastro had solved our line problems. What a colossal disappointment.

  10. This trade doesn’t imply that Mike Adams is “done” as a Steeler. LT is one of the most difficult positions for a young guy in the league. Personally, I would’ve switched Gilbert to left side and Adams to right but that just makes way too much since.

  11. Pittsburgh loves to call Arizona Pittsburgh west but they’ve got it all backwards. AZ just dumped their garbage on the steelers and they were happy to give up picks for it. Two increasingly irrelevant franchises deserve each other

  12. The Adams LT experiment was truly a colossal F up by Steelers brass. ALL the pundits said Adams coming out of college was a RT only, specifically weak on pass protection with run blocking being the strength.

    The fact that the club thought he was a viable LT speaks volumes about why they’ll be at the bottom of the standings all year.

  13. Ben, be afraid. Be very, very afraid.

    I just watched Bad Bad Levi Brown get turned inside out by the Saints pass rushers two weeks ago. If this guy is the answer for the Steelers, they are asking the wrong question.

  14. Wait a minute! Aren’t the Steelers one of those “elite” teams that build through the draft? They don’t trade or acquire free agents, they just reload, don’t they?

  15. I don’t understand this move. This season’s a loss, so he’s not gonna help you win anything now. He’s only signed for this year, so he’s not gonna help past this year. They are clearly rebuilding, yet they are giving away draft picks? I thought they were just gonna let the young guys take their lumps and see what’s up for next season? If that’s not the case why didn’t they just sign Max Starks for the league minimum, instead of trading valuable draft picks for a player who is a minimal upgrade at best? Nothing about this move makes sense.

  16. They made this trade to make room for D Wash,glad they didn’t have to release anyone of value.

    Rams fans are sad about seeing him leave the NFC West,if it wasn’t for Levi they would be 0-4 right now. Wonder how much the Jags will beat them by this week.

  17. This trade signals full blown desperation by the Steelers.

    Countdown to total implosion in 5… 4… 3… 2… 1…

  18. The assumption is that he is coming in to replace Adams at Left Tackle, but we will have to see if that is the case. If he is coming in to the right side so that Gilbert can move to the left, it might not be that terrible an idea. It also would help to have someone that can play multiple positions if another injury crops up.

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