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Mr. Laz
03-02-2012, 06:21 PM
Cardinals face a tough decision on Levi Brown

Posted by Mike Florio on March 2, 2012, 7:47 PM EST
Competent left tackles rarely if ever become available in free agency. And while Levi Brown, the fifth overall pick in the 2007, wasn’t regarded as a competent left (or right) tackle early in his career, Brown has become in the past two seasons a much more consistent performer.

As he enters the final year of his rookie deal, Browns is carrying the kind of inflated cap number that will cause a team to either extend the deal and reduce the burden — or cut the player loose.

Per a league source, momentum currently is pointing toward the latter. With a $6 million roster bonus due on March 12 and an $8.3 million base salary and a $250,000 workout bonus, the Cardinals have more than $14.5 million in cap space devoted to Brown.

Several years ago, the Cardinals found themselves in a similar situation with receiver Larry Fitzgerald. The two sides worked out a long-term deal that gave the team cap relief, and that gave Fitzgerald a four-year, $40 million contract.

This time around, the smart money is on Brown being cut by March 12 and hitting the market at a time when more than a few teams have needs a left tackle.

Pestilence
03-02-2012, 06:53 PM
Put him at RT

Count Zarth
03-02-2012, 06:56 PM
No. He sucks cock.

BigChiefFan
03-02-2012, 06:57 PM
Put him at RTHe's going to want LT money, as a FA. I think we're better served looking elsewhere to fill that need.

kysirsoze
03-02-2012, 06:59 PM
If we just sign/draft 5 awesome left tackles, we'll be set.