Steelers, looking to fix O-line, near deal with Cards for T Levi Brown
The Steelers have struggled with offensive line play during an 0-4 start. To that end, they are trying to finalize a deal with the Cardinals for Levi Brown.
The Steelers, who have been rotating tackles and struggling on the offensive line, are close to landing former first-round pick Levi Brown from Arizona, sources said. Brown has struggled since re-signing with the Cardinals but has a huge frame. The Steelers, on their bye week, would have time to work him in.
Steelers draft pick Mike Adams has lost his grip on a starting job and Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey is out for the year. Ben Roethlisberger has been under constant duress, as the pass and run games are struggling for 0-4 Pittsburgh.
Their attempts rally Sunday were thwarted by the Vikings pass rush late in the game and, much like their division rival Ravens, offensive line issues were undermining their ability to run their offense (Baltimore's deal with Jacksonville for tackle Eugene Monroe will be finalized today, sources said).
The Cardinals are coached by former Steelers coordinator Bruce Arians, so there is plenty of familiarity there between offensive philosophies and the Cardinals are trying to rework their offensive line and get younger there as well, with injuries a big issue for them thus far, too.
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