The Baltimore Ravens aren't the only team in the AFC North making moves on the offensive line.
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Arizona Cardinals have agreed to ship offensive tackle Levi Brown to the Steelers for a conditional draft pick, per a source involved in the deal. The Steelers later confirmed the move via Twitter. Cornerback Isaiah Green was released to clear a roster spot for Brown.
It's an odd move.
Adams has been a turnstile this season. He needs to be replaced, but anyone watching Cardinals film has seen Brown pop off the screen as a massive liability. Brown was flamed by Rams pass rusher Robert Quinn in the season opener, and accountable for a Saints bum-rush in Week 3. Fifty-nine offensive tackles currently grade higher on the field this season, per Pro Football Focus.
The Steelers take on what's left of the five-year, $30 million contract Brown -- a former No. 5 overall draft pick -- signed in 2012.
This can be spun as Pittsburgh acquiring a veteran, but it's telling that Arizona is willing to shop its starting left tackle in October.The "Around The League Podcast" is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.