Cardinals “close” to re-signing Levi Brown

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The Arizona Cardinals released offensive tackle Levi Brown on Monday in order to avoid paying a hefty roster bonus.

But they want him back.

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic is “hearing” that Brown is close to re-signing with the team. Prior to Brown’s release, the sides were negotiating a potential long-term agreement. So the interest in keeping Brown in Arizona has always been mutual.

Somers suggests Brown could return to play right tackle in 2012. The Cardinals signed Adam Snyder on Wednesday to play right guard.

Even if Brown re-signs, the Cardinals would likely still need a new left tackle.