(GLENDALE, Ariz.) — Arizona Cardinals starting left tackle Levi Brown will require surgery after suffering a torn right triceps in the Cardinals’ preseason win versus the Oakland Raiders Friday night. The injury will likely cause Brown to miss the entire season.
As of now, there isn’t a definite replacement at tackle, and Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt doesn’t want to move right guard Adam Snyder to tackle.
“We’re looking at players on our roster,” Whisenhunt said. “We’re looking what could become available over the next couple weeks.”
The 28-year-old Brown was released by the team in March because the Cardinals didn’t want the $17.5 million cap hit it would have endured by keeping Brown. But only three days later, the team re-signed him to a five-year, $30 million deal.
The 28-year-old Brown has started every Cardinals’ game for the past four seasons.
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Nate Eaton, EastIdahoNews.com
Emanuella Grinberg, CNN