Report: Steelers Were Going To Use Levi Brown Some At Left Tackle Against The Jets
It’s all water under the bridge at this point, but according to Bob Labriola on the Monday edition of Steelers Live, the Pittsburgh Steelers indeed planned on using Levi Brown at left tackle at some point during the Sunday game against the New York Jets.
While Labriola doesn’t know exactly how much Brown, who suffered a triceps injury during pre-game warm-ups, was going to used, he did say Kelvin Beachum revealed after the game that was the plan.
During his Thursday talk with the media, Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley indicated it was possible that both Beachum and Brown could see time at left tackle against the Jets.
Head coach Mike Tomlin will meet the media on Tuesday for his weekly press conference and the general consensus seems to be that he will announce that Brown is out for the season.
The newly acquired tackle reportedly injured his right triceps just prior to kickoff and that is the same injury he suffered last year during the preseason with the Arizona Cardinals that forced him to miss the entire 2012 season.
There is no word yet if the Steelers plan to sign another free agent tackle at this point. While Beachum did commit three penalties against the Jets in his first NFL start at left tackle, he wound up holding is own after getting off to a shaky start in the game.