We have traded the Cardinals for OT Levi Brown. Isaiah Green was released to make room. We’re giving up a conditional pick in the deal.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 2, 2013
Jason La Canfora reports that the Cardinals will pay $2.8 million of Levi Brown’s remaining salary, which means the Steelers will pay him just $840,000 for the remainder of the season.
- Rapoport adds that the trade with Arizona has been agreed to and the Cardinals will receive a conditional draft pick in return for Brown.
- Pro Football Talk reports that it’s a “done deal” pending a physical.
- Jason La Canfora is “hearing” that the Cardinals will receive a “late-round pick” for Brown.
- Mike Jurecki reports that the Jaguars reached out to the Cardinals regarding a trade for Eugene Monroe, but Arizona passed on the idea.
- Brian McIntyre notes that Brown will make $3.6 million in base salary for the remainder of the 2013 season.
This is an indication that the Steelers still believe they can turn their season around despite starting off 0-4. Brown, 29, was taken with the No. 5 overall pick a number of years ago, but has failed to live up to his draft status. He’s under contract through the 2016 season.
It’s interesting because the Cardinals could arguably use help at left tackle, as their overall offensive line has struggled this season. Meanwhile, the Ravens just traded for Eugene Monroe Tuesday night.