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Steelers place Levi Brown on injured reserve

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Levi Brown’s season in Pittsburgh was a short one.

Brown, the offensive tackle obtained in a trade with the Cardinals on October 2, has been placed on injured reserve without playing a single game for the Steelers.

The Steelers expected Brown to play on Sunday, but he suffered a triceps injury in pregame warmups, and that injury has now ended his season.

Pittsburgh also placed tight end/fullback David Johnson on injured reserve, signed free agent tight end Richard Gordon and promoted cornerback Isaiah Green from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

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59 Responses to “Steelers place Levi Brown on injured reserve”
  1. scoops1 says: Oct 15, 2013 10:53 AM

    Todd Haley wants an explanation

  2. Kaz says: Oct 15, 2013 10:54 AM

    Sounds like they got hosed. When a season turns bad it turns bad.

  3. thesteelskirt says: Oct 15, 2013 10:59 AM

    Where oh where did we leave our horse shoe? This is getting ridiculous……

  4. southpaw2k says: Oct 15, 2013 11:02 AM

    So much for Levi to the rescue.

  5. whodeybacker says: Oct 15, 2013 11:02 AM

    Ouch. Bad karma following this team.

  6. bluffing024 says: Oct 15, 2013 11:08 AM

    The Steelers luck continues to spiral down the proverbial bottomless pit.

  7. thelongestgoodbye says: Oct 15, 2013 11:09 AM

    As a Ravens fan….sorry guys. This sucks to make a trade and then not get a start out of him.

    While our teams are down this year, I still look forward to a great game Sunday.

  8. pooflingingmonkey says: Oct 15, 2013 11:12 AM

    Max Starks? Paging Mr. Max Starks! You have a phone call at the front desk.

  9. lemonhead7 says: Oct 15, 2013 11:12 AM

    In pregame warmups?? Are you kidding me?

  10. robyesno says: Oct 15, 2013 11:16 AM

    Hang in there Steeler Nation! Adversity is going to come now and then, but the great franchises( which you are) always respond to adversity with fight, and comeback!

  11. scoobies05 says: Oct 15, 2013 11:21 AM

    to all my steeler friends that i talk to on here, just want to say tough break and good luck this sunday. looking forward to a great game as always
    to wearethe steelers i just want to say LOLOLOLOLOL

  12. jmblosser82 says: Oct 15, 2013 11:26 AM

    At this point they need to cut 75% of the off and def lines and start over. After this two spots get fixed this team will be in decent shape

  13. fc187 says: Oct 15, 2013 11:28 AM

    “Gloom despair and agony on me…”

    See how many figure out where that came from.

  14. pftfan says: Oct 15, 2013 11:28 AM

    Wow, the Steelers just flushed a draft pick down the toilet. For a 1-4 team with some holes, that’s a big no-no.

  15. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 15, 2013 11:32 AM

    Hope he comes back next year motivated like never before. But we won’t need him this Sunday. Instead of Levi, it could be Foxy Brown and it’d still be domination.

  16. dryzzt23 says: Oct 15, 2013 11:39 AM

    THIS is why you DON’T:

    1. Hire a GM (Colbert) from a losing team with zero talent(Detroit).
    2. Hire a coach (Tomlin) based solely on the color of his skin (Rooney Rule..

    The Steelers have blown multiple picks on OL in the past few years, why is their no outrage against Jack Bicknell Jr (Steelers OL coach)? His JOB is to coach these guys up and he’s failing miserably.

    Suffice it to say, Tomlin put together a very poor coaching staff, and Colbert has drafted/signed poor players.

  17. black43gold says: Oct 15, 2013 11:46 AM

    Very frustrating as a fan to not at least see what Levi had to offer… That being said, I sincerely hope no Steelers fan was expecting him to be a Ryan Clady-type who would resurrect the offensive line. He was a top draft pick for a reason, so you would like to think the ability is there to be tapped into, possibly a change of scenery may have done him well? But fact is this guy was a draft bust, and on paper not much, if any, of an upgrade over what we have currently at LT.

    The notion that this is crippling or devastating to the team is pretty ridiculous, however. The objective was to improve that position, and as far as I saw, Beachum did a fine job of giving Ben a little more room to breathe, really not being noticed. Which is a good thing on this O-Line… He also showed a bit of tenacity which was completely lacking with Mike Adams.

  18. dspyank2k11 says: Oct 15, 2013 11:55 AM

    Why is everyone apologizing? With their fans and their numerous playoff berths over the years, its GOOD to see them fall apart.

    If they werent playing the JEST last weekend I would have hoped to see them go 0-5!

    hit the thumbs down for me and my post….. now!

  19. miamatt says: Oct 15, 2013 11:57 AM

    If it weren’t for bad luck, the Steelers wouldn’t have any luck at all this year.

    Really, though, trading a first round pick for a disappointing former top 10 pick never made sense in the first place.

  20. patriotinvasion says: Oct 15, 2013 11:59 AM

    Triceps injury. Just call Ray Ray for a way to cheat and get back in record time with illegal Deer Antler Extract.

    2012 Ravens*

    *Inspirational leader cheated to avoid IR by using a substance banned by the NFL. Basically steroids.

  21. grendelg says: Oct 15, 2013 12:01 PM

    As a Falcon fan, I feel your pain.

  22. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 15, 2013 12:03 PM

    The steelers haven’t done anything since steelers team doctor came under federal suspicion, was fired, and indicted for hgh/steroid distribution.

  23. st1llerz1 says: Oct 15, 2013 12:05 PM

    @pftfan…

    The draft pick was “conditional”. My guess is that the conditional part of the transaction had something to do with playing time. Since Levi obviously won’t be getting any playing time, Arizona probably is just getting salary relief.

    Just one of those seasons… The problem is, this is the third season in a row we’ve had one of those seasons with injuries.

    Onward and upward.

    GO STEELERS!

  24. deathmonkey41 says: Oct 15, 2013 12:08 PM

    Brett Favre alwys thought Wranglers were better anyway. Did Max Starks sign with the Rams a few weeks back?

  25. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 15, 2013 12:09 PM

    scoobs, right back at ya buddy. I assume it’ll be a one-score game down to the end, with the good-guys finishing on top, of course.

  26. scoobies05 says: Oct 15, 2013 12:09 PM

    correct crown…steelers will be dominated

  27. wearethesteelers says: Oct 15, 2013 12:11 PM

    That’s okay. We’ll overcome. We always overcome. We’d have it no other way.

  28. dowhatifeellike says: Oct 15, 2013 12:16 PM

    Bad, bad Levi Brown

  29. pftfan says: Oct 15, 2013 12:35 PM

    st1llerz1 says: Oct 15, 2013 12:05 PM

    @pftfan…

    The draft pick was “conditional”. My guess is that the conditional part of the transaction had something to do with playing time. Since Levi obviously won’t be getting any playing time, Arizona probably is just getting salary relief.

    —————————

    Conditional draft pick still means a draft pick, the “conditional” just refers to the round that pick was in based on playing time. Even if it’s a 7th rounder, that’s still depth and/or trade chip that was lost in exchange for zero game time.

  30. Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 15, 2013 12:38 PM

    scoobies05 | Oct 15, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT
    to all my steeler friends that i talk to on here, just want to say tough break and good luck this sunday. looking forward to a great game as always
    to wearethe steelers i just want to say

    Scoobie wearethesteelers is the pride of Baltimore are you actually laughing at your boy?
    Should be a good game telling both teams a lot about their season. Steelers lose they are playing for a draft pick or respectability in their remaining games. Ravens lose they will be lucky to make the playoffs, but will end with a middle of the pack first round pick. But the ravens won’t dominate anybody…..

  31. yamchargers says: Oct 15, 2013 12:38 PM

    The old “hurt yourself on the weekend, drag your self to work, scream OMG I JUST BROKE MY LEG!”

    Classic

  32. bigbenownsthenfl says: Oct 15, 2013 12:41 PM

    Funny part is. After Sunday the ravens will have the same amount of losses as the Steelers… Hahaha

  33. shotgunformation5wide says: Oct 15, 2013 12:47 PM

    I’m more upset they signed another TE/Fullback. How bout another receiver!?!? Reggie Dunn anyone!?!

    With all the injuries to the TE’s and O-Line, .. it’s like God is trying to send the Steelers a message, but they are unable to read the tea leaves.

  34. lovefootball4life says: Oct 15, 2013 12:49 PM

    Ouch. Hopefully the “conditional” part of the draft pick means the pick wasn’t actually lost.

    This game is going to be brutal. Both teams have something to prove and plenty of dislike for each other.

    crown, we’ll let you put Foxy Brown, Antonio Brown, a one armed Levi Brown, heck even Bobby Brown at LT but it still won’t be enough to slow down Hacksaw from Ball So Hard University.

  35. toolkien says: Oct 15, 2013 12:50 PM

    Perhaps a bit off topic -

    The steelers and the packers were the two best teams in 2010 (and for more reasons than they both happened to be the Super Bowl representatives). They both were built on draft and develop. But look where both have landed since then. The Packers have had a lot of injuries but are still relevant while the steelers are struggling. The difference? Contracts pushed out too long, keeping guys in decline around too long, etc. A lot of Packer fans gripe about Ted Thompson’s methods, but it’s the reason the Packers are better than the Steelers right now. Thompson didn’t follow the Steelers’ path. It’s the reason the Greg Jennings are gone and the Desmond Bishops are gone. You can’t keep everybody and if you try you end up like the Steelers.

  36. twpguy1964 says: Oct 15, 2013 12:58 PM

    Shouldn’t have ever been acquired anyway. If he played Ben would have been hurt anyhow so no big deal. Colbert must go! Since he was trying to get a draft bust to play, he can always play Adams again

  37. ghostrider45 says: Oct 15, 2013 1:03 PM

    But… but…. but…. we have 6 rings. Lotta good that does for ya when karma comes back to kick the fire out of ya.

  38. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 15, 2013 1:05 PM

    lf4l, that was good. It makes more sense though to play Arthur Brown on our O-line, as he’ll spend the day spun around and swallowed up in the trenches anyway.

  39. black43gold says: Oct 15, 2013 1:12 PM

    shotgunformation5wide says:
    Oct 15, 2013 12:47 PM
    I’m more upset they signed another TE/Fullback. How bout another receiver!?!? Reggie Dunn anyone!?!

    With all the injuries to the TE’s and O-Line, .. it’s like God is trying to send the Steelers a message, but they are unable to read the tea leaves.

    __________________________________

    Glad you mentioned Dunn, I’ve been wondering when we are gonna bring him back on for a few weeks now. Felix Jones has no business returning kickoffs, and Dunn has a unique talent at doing just that. Helping our offense starts with giving ourselves good field position, and when Felix runs it out from 7 yds deep and gets to the 16 every time, we’re already in a hole.

  40. quittsburghstoolers says: Oct 15, 2013 1:26 PM

    Not saying that Pittsburgh got taken badly in this trade but I hear that Hollywood is looking to produce a film version of the old “Green Acres” TV show & they are gonna cast Dan Rooney as Oliver Wendell Douglas & Bill Bidwell as Mr. Haney….

  41. holeinone09 says: Oct 15, 2013 1:28 PM

    Shame.

    But I know what bobzilla and citizenstrange will say! His injury was Ben’s fault!

  42. scoobies05 says: Oct 15, 2013 1:35 PM

    crown…lol @ good guys. not even gonna mess with that one. but yes i agree…probably a down to the wire one score game
    nofool. no, neither team will likely dominate. just some back and forth with crown. and as far as jmf/weare being the same…if true, i wouldnt be in a rush to claim either.

  43. dexterismyhero says: Oct 15, 2013 1:35 PM

    Was he doing somersaults?

  44. bobzilla1001 says: Oct 15, 2013 1:40 PM

    toolkein:
    Thanks for a evaluating a team you obviously know nothing about…
    The Steelers’ decline, which started with the 2011 season, has been a result of salary cap issues. To the Rooneys’ credit, they kept the best defense this side of the 1970s intact for as long as they possibly could.
    The Steelers have lost two potential future Hall of Famers from that unit: James Farrior and Casey Hampton. Before those two departures, there were the losses of Aaron Smith and James Harrison. Players like those simply don’t grow on trees.
    Another departed potential future HOF is Hines Ward. Let’s not forget that the team also decided to replace nearly all of last season’s O-line, which was a decent unit, with unproven and inexperienced players.
    Include into the mix Tomlin’s lack of depth perception, and you have instant decline.

  45. Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 15, 2013 1:48 PM

    Not saying that Pittsburgh got taken badly in this trade but I hear that Hollywood is looking to produce a film version of the old “Green Acres” TV show & they are gonna cast Dan Rooney as Oliver Wendell Douglas & Bill Bidwell as Mr. Haney….

    Let you in on a little secret old timer…..nobody and I mean nobody cares what you have to say when you post under that handle so go back to your recliner and your reruns. Might want to check on the conditional terms of the trade their Einstein before you blovate.

  46. butchvapor says: Oct 15, 2013 2:10 PM

    You’re better off with Levi “Big Papa Jump” Brown on the IR than on your o-line. The only time a DE wasn’t getting by him was when there was already a yellow flag sitting at his feet.

  47. ravenmomma says: Oct 15, 2013 2:48 PM

    Does the Lemon Law apply to NFL players too? I think Arians exacted some revenge on his former team with this dud…I mean dude.

  48. ydousuk says: Oct 15, 2013 3:06 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 15, 2013 1:48 PM

    Not saying that Pittsburgh got taken badly in this trade but I hear that Hollywood is looking to produce a film version of the old “Green Acres” TV show & they are gonna cast Dan Rooney as Oliver Wendell Douglas & Bill Bidwell as Mr. Haney….

    Let you in on a little secret old timer…..nobody and I mean nobody cares what you have to say when you post under that handle so go back to your recliner and your reruns.
    ————————————————————-
    I care what he has to say. I think his posts are witty and thought provoking,. Yours on the other hand…… not so much.

  49. lovethelions says: Oct 15, 2013 3:08 PM

    Not saying that Pittsburgh got taken badly in this trade but I hear that Hollywood is looking to produce a film version of the old “Green Acres” TV show & they are gonna cast Dan Rooney as Oliver Wendell Douglas & Bill Bidwell as Mr. Haney….

    Let you in on a little secret old timer…..nobody and I mean nobody cares what you have to say when you post under that handle so go back to your recliner and your reruns. Might want to check on the conditional terms of the trade their Einstein before you blovate.

    ____________________________________

    This guy’s posts are a lot funnier than the drunken-Yoda-wannabe comments you’ve been posting. LOL

  50. shotgunformation5wide says: Oct 15, 2013 3:09 PM

    @black43gold

    Agreed!

    But, alas were not privy to what goes on behind the scenes. Just have hope they’ll get it done.

    Go Steelers!!!

  51. edw519 says: Oct 15, 2013 3:10 PM

    True Steeler injury story:

    Myron Cope (announcer): Coach, I see that Lee Flowers is activated today, 2 weeks after a high ankle sprain. A high ankle sprain usually takes 4 weeks to heal. What gives?

    Bill Cowher (coach): I thought the same thing, Myron, until my wife, a former exercise physiology student explained to me that a second high ankle sprain takes half as long to heal as the first. This was Lee’s second high ankle sprain.

    Myron (after thinking for a moment): Then why don’t you just take everyone out in February and sprain all their ankles?

  52. ravc82 says: Oct 15, 2013 3:21 PM

    patriotinvasion says:
    Oct 15, 2013 11:59 AM
    Triceps injury. Just call Ray Ray for a way to cheat and get back in record time with illegal Deer Antler Extract.

    2012 Ravens*

    *Inspirational leader cheated to avoid IR by using a substance banned by the NFL. Basically steroids.

    ———————————————————————————–
    -Oh the irony of a Patriot fan calling someone out for cheating…. I literally almost just fell out of my chair. How are those superbowls working out for since your little incident?…….. Oh…right

  53. toybkshr says: Oct 15, 2013 4:04 PM

    Poor cap mgt (doesn’t allow using free agnecy to fill holes) and a few less than stellar draft picks will catch up with you.

  54. bensstinkyfingers says: Oct 15, 2013 4:54 PM

    Man, there must be a black cloud over this franchise. Originally I believe there was only one river near the stadium, but with all the crying and whining by fans, coaches, players, it created 3 rivers of sadness, soon to be four. I feel for them kinda.

  55. quittsburghstoolers says: Oct 15, 2013 5:20 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 15, 2013 1:48 PM

    Not saying that Pittsburgh got taken badly in this trade but I hear that Hollywood is looking to produce a film version of the old “Green Acres” TV show & they are gonna cast Dan Rooney as Oliver Wendell Douglas & Bill Bidwell as Mr. Haney….

    Let you in on a little secret old timer…..nobody and I mean nobody cares what you have to say when you post under that handle so go back to your recliner and your reruns. Might want to check on the conditional terms of the trade their Einstein before you blovate.

    ———————————————————-

    lol!

    Well, let’s see… I have 8 “thumbs up” for that comment while you have 10 “thumbs down” for yours.

    Guess a lot more people agree with & like what I’m writing than they do what you did.

    Maybe if you stop drinking the Steeler Koolaid and accept your team isn’t nearly as good as you want them to be then maybe you wouldn’t be such an unhappy little man.

    Believe it or not there’s more to life than Pittsburgh sports…

  56. scoobies05 says: Oct 15, 2013 11:01 PM

    the problem ravc82 is that the pats didnt have anyone taping ray using deer antler spray….

  57. blackngold4life says: Oct 16, 2013 12:33 AM

    JINXD!

  58. coachbeck says: Oct 16, 2013 8:09 AM

    Bengals fan here: sorry for the news Pitt fans. When it rains it pours

  59. matthewsscott59 says: Oct 16, 2013 5:31 PM

    Last year Arizona cardinals went 4-0 to start their season then (lost) all except for 1 game for the rest of the season, my prediction is Pittsburg will (win) all except for 1 of their last 12 games and go 11-5

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