The Pittsburgh Steelers have confirmed that they are in the process of trading with the Arizona Cardinals for left offensive tackle Levi Brown, a former two-time All-American at Penn State.
Early reports had stated that the deal would cost the Steelers only a “late-round” draft choice, and is contingent on Brown passing a physical.
Due in large part to breakdowns on their offensive line, the Steelers (0-4 for the first time since 1968) rank 29th in the NFL in rushing yardage, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked 15 times in four games.
Brown is a native of eastern Virginia, but starred in college football at Penn State. The Cardinals made him their top pick (#5 overall) in the 2007 NFL draft. Brown had started every game for Arizona since the beginning of his second year, the 2008 season, until missing the entire 2011 season due to an injury. He re-signed with Arizona as a free agent in March, 2012.