Steelers Apparently Also Received A Conditional Draft Pick In Levi Brown Trade

Unless it is a misprint on the official NFL transactions release, both the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals each received draft picks from one another as part of the Wednesday trade for tackle Levi Brown.

The official release calls the selections, unannounced, as these are conditional. What the conditions are, however, are still unknown at this time. They could be tied to snaps or games started by Brown, but that is mere speculation on my part.

If indeed this is not an error, then the deal continues to look even better for the Steelers as the Cardinals also paid a huge chunk of Brown’s 2013 salary as previously reported.

We will have to see if the Steelers comment or clarify this next week.


  • Kevin Gobleck

    wow, Arizona must have really wanted him gone, here is to hoping it was highway robbery for us!

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Someone call the police…someone stole one of my draft picks.

  • Busforever

    Cardinals will also pay the plane for all games away. Gm also gave his credit card. And a car. “Just please, take Levi! Oh, Can I buy some Xbox one for you?”

  • Mike.H

    If it’s highway robbery then it’ll atoned offset by Santonio Holmes give-a-way sweepstakes announced by sen’or Ed McMahon.

  • Daniel

    could it be that the meaning behind all of this is that we actually gave away a high pick(round 1-4) to recieve a lower pick(round 5-7) and Levi with the extras. Otherwise it just seems to good to be true.

  • RMSteeler

    With the Cards paying all salary but the Vet minimum, you may be right. If it sounds too good to be true…….

  • I would think that it is only a high pick of several conditions are met. I can’t see it being high unless he makes the Pro Bowl or something.

  • SteelerFanInMD

    If the Cards are giving up so much, then Levi Brown probably is washed up. The Steelers will use this season to evaluate whether he has any possible future with the team.

  • Doni609

    Look at it this way….Arizona didn’t loose much and the Steelers didn’t get much. Pretty fair trade if you ask me. The way we’ve been drafting in the Tomlin era the ‘conditional picks’ mean nothing so that’s a wash also. Nothing + Nothing = Nothing you might say.

  • Doni609

    And you know how good our evaluations are, right? Hell, we drafted druggie Adams in the ‘second’, evaluated him through two training camps, some real games last season, and part of this season. Now we make some half-baked deal for a Levi Brown………now that’s what I call ‘evaluation’ of your talent. There’s a number of people in our organization that need replacement; not at season’s end but now. And I’m not talking all players.

  • Richard Edlin

    … and if somehow he did perform that well, we’d consider it a good deal. We know it’s not the third round pick; can’t see us giving away the 1st, so probably it’s the 2, 4 or 5, with us getting 6 or 7 in return.

    The Cardinals *really* wanted him gone.