Levi Brown, left tackle for the Arizona Cardinals, is set to miss his first football game since 2007 after tearing his right triceps in Friday’s game versus the Oakland Raiders. Cardinals fans remain optimistic that the tackle won’t miss the entire season, but the prognosis is grim. Until a timetable is set for his return, the Cardinals will need to begin the search for Brown’s replacement.
Following Brown’s injury in the game, he was replaced by D.J. Young. Young spent a majority of 2011 on the Cardinals practice squad. The Cardinals are giving him what he wants — a chance to prove himself — by starting him at left tackle in Thursday’s game versus the Tenessee Titans.
Should the experiment with Young not pan out, other in-house possibilities include moving vets Jeremy Bridges and D’Anthony Batiste over to the left side.
With a few more weeks left in the preseason, the Cardinals will likely play the waiting game before coming to a decision on Brown’s replacement. Teams are still cutting their rosters down to 52. If Arizona gets lucky, they may be able to snag an experienced veteran to be the stop-gap until (and if) Brown returns.