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Trade for Levi Brown won’t cost Steelers anything

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There is a bright side to the Steelers trade for Levi Brown, who was placed on injured reserve without playing a game for him.

At least it didn’t cost them anything.

The swap that sent him from the Cardinals to the Steelers was for a conditional draft pick. According to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic, the condition was that Brown had to be on the active roster for five games.

Considering he didn’t get through warm-ups in the first one, that condition can be considered unmet.

The Steelers are now left to either stay with Kelvin Beachum or hope that benched second-rounder Mike Adams recovers from his public shaming to play well.

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31 Responses to “Trade for Levi Brown won’t cost Steelers anything”
  1. e23r0 says: Oct 15, 2013 3:46 PM

    Steelers have to pay him $6.5mil next year.

  2. tsuscrumhalf says: Oct 15, 2013 3:48 PM

    That sound was Suggs & Dumerville laughing an evil “we’re going to be very productive Sunday” laugh…..

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 15, 2013 3:50 PM

    Even winning second prize in a beauty contest is more of an exciting haul than this. At least that’s worth 10 bucks.

  4. ingraven says: Oct 15, 2013 3:52 PM

    No harm done there.

  5. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Oct 15, 2013 3:53 PM

    So his salary is nothing? I think the more accurate headline should be the trade won’t cost the Steelers a draft pick.

  6. filmex2000 says: Oct 15, 2013 3:55 PM

    Many Cards fans consider this season a success, regardless of the W-L record, simply for finally shipping Levi Brown out of town. Now he’s someone else’s headache.

  7. citizenstrange says: Oct 15, 2013 3:57 PM

    Maybe the Steelers can cut a deal for a left tackle from some sorry team that has no chance to make the playoffs whatsoever (whatsoever = the biggest word I know) and wants to build for the future. Oh wait ……

  8. franklamar says: Oct 15, 2013 3:58 PM

    Pittsburgh only have to pay him 775,000 the cardinals are paying the bulk of it.

  9. Steeley McBeam says: Oct 15, 2013 4:06 PM

    Actually the Cards ate most of his cap besides about $800k. Nice try thou.

    Beachum and the rest of the line were pretty fantastic Sunday considering the dominance of the Jets from 7 against other opponents. Haley adjusted the play calling nicely.

    The bottom line is with the Bengals and Browns pulling the Lions and Pack this week, beating the Ravens could put the Steelers right back into the division race. I know you dont want to hear it but its very true.

  10. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 15, 2013 4:15 PM

    Levi Brown was lucky he hurt his triceps before 1st round draft bust/teammate knee assassin david decastro got a chance to take him out.

  11. shayeezy says: Oct 15, 2013 4:22 PM

    other than shame and an indictment of their ability to build a roster or evaluate talent, sure, it didn’t cost them anything.

  12. dontlikecravens says: Oct 15, 2013 4:26 PM

    Well if it’s Mike Adams, it won’t be pretty. His blocks are better suited for Minecraft.

  13. cheffyglenn says: Oct 15, 2013 4:57 PM

    Wow its incredible how fans of horrible teams come out to bash on the Steelers when we start out bad, but since its been 45 yrs since that’s happened I guess there has been plenty of time to become extremely jealous. Must really suck being a Ratbird, Clowns or Bungle fan. I sure will enjoy it if we turn it all around and win the division. I’ll have to remember all these haters names and get back to them if we do. Its not like anyone in our division is great this year so any given Sunday we could pull off 11 wins. Even 8 more wins could get us into playoffs this year. We won the SB once before as 6th seed, history does seem to repeat itself.

  14. jimmysee says: Oct 15, 2013 5:03 PM

    Wasn’t this guy a first round draft pick?

    The bigger they are the harder (and farther) they fall!

  15. jacobk621 says: Oct 15, 2013 6:23 PM

    CheffyGlen ,, you must be taking some real strong medication in saying the steelers are going to win the SB , you really think that’s possible with the current squad the steelers are fielding , really ?? Man you are really really delusional , and this is coming from a pats fan who could care less about the afc north ,, The only thing I gotta say is Bwahahahahahahah !!!!!!

  16. bobzilla1001 says: Oct 15, 2013 6:44 PM

    Steeley:
    I agree.
    However, being “in the race” and being an actual good team are two very different things. There’s no question that the AFC North is weak, but I’d rather see a complete flameout for a top pick than a mediocre (or worse) division contender with little to no chance to compete in the postseason.

  17. icdogg says: Oct 15, 2013 6:49 PM

    ♫ Levi looks like a jigsaw puzzle with a couple of pieces gone ♫

  18. steelcurtainn says: Oct 15, 2013 7:05 PM

    The Steelers won’t need Levi Brown to beat the Ravens. I much more worried about the Bengals 3 game lead then Baltimores soon to be 1/2 game lead.

  19. ytownjoe says: Oct 15, 2013 7:21 PM

    Watchout AFC North. Here come the Steelers.

  20. natijim235 says: Oct 15, 2013 7:25 PM

    i didn’t catch how he hurt himself….did he backflip into the endzone??

  21. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 15, 2013 7:30 PM

    Another stellar Steeler.

    Any wonder why their team is headed down the commode?

  22. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 15, 2013 7:36 PM

    Beachum and the rest of the line were pretty fantastic Sunday considering the dominance of the Jets from 7 against other opponents. Haley adjusted the play calling nicely.
    ===========================

    Yes, that nasty 19th ranked Jets defense.

    Two behind the Oakland Raiders.

    BBBBBBBBBBBBBWWWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  23. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 15, 2013 7:37 PM

    natijim235 says: Oct 15, 2013 7:25 PM

    i didn’t catch how he hurt himself….did he backflip into the endzone??
    ==============================

    Nice.

    But I think he hurt it playing video games in the locker room.

    Coach is cleaning up all that stuff though.

  24. Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 15, 2013 8:26 PM

    realitycheckbaby says:
    Oct 15, 2013 7:36 PM
    Beachum and the rest of the line were pretty fantastic Sunday considering the dominance of the Jets from 7 against other opponents. Haley adjusted the play calling nicely.
    ===========================

    Yes, that nasty 19th ranked Jets defense.

    Two behind the Oakland Raiders.

    BBBBBBBBBBBBBWWWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    0 0
    Report comment. It’s ok, settle down . We put fleece back in your straight jacket so you will be more comfortable skippy. The fraggle reruns are on demand tonight so you should have a peaceful night. Boy the needy are really needy.

  25. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 15, 2013 10:19 PM

    realitycheck, you’re right, the Jets D was pretty easy. They’re certainly not world-beaters like that Pack D you managed a whole 3 points on before garbage time. By the way, the Pack are giving up more points per game than the Jets, in case you were wondering

  26. st1llerz1 says: Oct 15, 2013 10:34 PM

    Where’s my good friend pftfan…???

    This is EXACTLY what I said this morning and he bashed me for saying the “conditional draft pick” was probably now “no draft pick”.

    C’mon Einstein, eat your ratbird…

    GO STEELERS!

  27. mostlombardisintheleague says: Oct 16, 2013 8:22 AM

    An out-of-work Max Starks is better than Mike Adams on his best day (not that he’s actually had one). Just ask T. Sizzle who gets stonewalled by Starks every game.
    Note to Tomlin: sign Max Starks today.

  28. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 16, 2013 11:12 AM

    Colbert is a genius.

  29. redbirdsrising says: Oct 16, 2013 12:21 PM

    Cardinals dumped the salary and the fat ass of that turnstile and got nothing in return? They STILL came out ahead. Good riddance Levi.

  30. lovethelions says: Oct 16, 2013 12:53 PM

    Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 15, 2013 8:26 PM

    It’s ok, settle down . We put fleece back in your straight jacket so you will be more comfortable skippy. The fraggle reruns are on demand tonight so you should have a peaceful night. Boy the needy are really needy.

    _____________________________________

    What?

  31. ziggy26 says: Oct 16, 2013 2:01 PM

    The Steelers can cut Levi Brown prior to next season without incurring a salary cap hit. They have no responsibility for the guaranteed money included in his contract with the Cardinals.

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