The Jets announced free-agent cornerback Curtis Brown has been signed to a contract Tuesday. Brown did not play during the 2014 season after being released by the Steelers. In 34 games, Brown has 49 total tackles and no interceptions.
The Steelers cleared more than $9 million in cap space by releasing linebacker Larry Foote, offensive tackle Levi Brown and cornerback Curtis Brown. Foote spent 11 seasons with the team, making 113 tackles in 2012. Levi Brown had a 2014 cap figure of $6.5 million, and Foote was scheduled to count $1.8 million against the cap.
The Steelers placed cornerback Curtis Brown on injured reserve Tuesday because of a torn ACL suffered Week 12. To take his spot on the roster, cornerback Isaiah Green was promoted from the practice squad.
Steelers coach Mike Tomlin announced Monday backup cornerback Curtis Brown will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL in his left knee Week 12 at Cleveland. Brown had seven tackles in seven games.
The Steelers have made QB Landry Jones, WE Markus Wheaton, CB Curtis Brown, TE Richard Gordon, LB Kion Wilson, OG David DeCastro and DT Hebron Fangupo inactive Week 9 against the Patriots. Brown and Wheaton were both listed as out on the team's injury report Friday. The other five payers are healthy scratches.