The Steelers have lost tackle Levi Brown for the season before he ever took a snap with his new team.
Brown, acquired in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals 10 days ago, was placed on injured reserve today along with tight end David Johnson, ending their seasons.
To fill the roster spots, the Steelers signed free agent tight end Richard Gordon, who spent two seasons with the Oakland Raiders, and promoted cornerback Isaiah Green from the practice squad.
Brown suffered a torn triceps tendon injury in pre-game warmups before the Steelers' game against the New York Jets and never played in the 19-6 victory.
Johnson injured his wrist during the first quarter and never returned.
Gordon (6-4, 268) was drafted by the Raiders out of the University of Miami on the sixth round (181st overall) of the 2011 NFL draft. He appeared in 27 games for Oakland, starting two, and registering three career receptions, one for a touchdown. He was released in the final cut of training camp in August.
The Steelers did not sign a tackle to replace Brown, feeling that Mike Adams "just has to be ready to play better," said a team source.
Gerry Dulac: firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @gerrydulac. First Published October 15, 2013 6:51 AM