Oct 13, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; A Pittsburgh Steelers helmet and gloves lie on the field before the first half before facing the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Newly acquired Levi Brown out for Steelers with injury

Levi Brown, the Steelers’ newest addition, will not play at all during their game against the New York Jets.

During warm-ups, Brown injured his right triceps, and won’t see any action today. Pittsburgh traded with the Arizona Cardinals for Brown, who was picked up to help with the offensive line.

According to ESPN,

Brown wasn’t slated to start — Kelvin Beachum will get the nod at left tackle — but Guy Whimper is the Steelers’ only reserve offensive lineman with Mike Adams inactive.

Even if Brown was not supposed to start anyway, the Steelers still could have used him in the game, especially since he’s new to the team and their playbook. However, the injury might prove to be even more scary for the Steelers as the week progresses. Levi Brown suffered an injury to his right triceps back in 2012; and he missed the entirety of the season because of it.

The 0-4 Steelers are tied with the 3-2 Jets right now, 3-3.

Hopefully the injury isn’t that bad for Brown, as both he and the Steelers would like to put the past few games behind them and look ahead to the rest of the season, and try to get some wins on the board.


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