(PITTSBURGH) — The Pittsburgh Steelers have added some depth to their offensive line, acquiring offensive tackle Levi Brown from the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a conditional late-round draft pick.
“Obviously his ability to take in and learn information is going to be an element of that,” Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said about the addition of Brown. “Obviously [we’re] excited about acquiring a veteran offensive lineman.”
The 6-foot-6 Brown was drafted by the Cardinals in the first round of the 2007 NFL draft. He started every game for the Cardinals from 2008-2011 but missed all of last season with a tricep injury.
Pittsburgh sits at 0-4 on the season and the team hopes Brown can help bolster an offensive line that allowed five sacks in a loss to the Minnesota Vikings last week in London.
Brown has a base salary of $4.75 million this season and is signed through 2016.
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