Levi Brown failed to live up to his pedigree with the Arizona Cardinals. The winless Pittsburgh Steelers are hoping a change of scenery might help Brown turn his career -- and Pittsburgh's sagging season -- around.

Both teams announced Wednesday that the Steelers have acquired Brown for a conditional draft pick.

The 29-year-old Brown never appeared comfortable in Arizona after the Cardinals selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2007 draft, two spots ahead of Adrian Peterson.

As a rookie, he started at right tackle for Arizona's 2008 Super Bowl team, then was moved to left tackle. But he never became the dominant blocker the Cardinals envisioned.

After missing all of 2012 with a torn triceps, Brown was labeled an "elite" tackle by new coach Bruce Arians in the offseason. But Arians quickly lost faith in Brown as the big lineman struggled against the pass rush off the edge. He gave up three sacks to Robert Quinn in Arizona's season opener at St. Louis.

"I don't think it comes as any surprise that Levi Brown was not living up to our expectations," Cardinals general manager Steve Keim said.

Brown will be replaced by Bradley Sowell, claimed off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts on Sept. 1. Sowell played in 10 games for Indianapolis as an undrafted rookie last season, when Arians was offensive coordinator, then interim head coach.


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Ravens-Jaguars trade: Baltimore ran out of patience waiting for its lackluster offensive line to become a cohesive, effective group.

After watching the Ravens yield 12 sacks and average a scant 64 yards rushing during the first four games, general manager Ozzie Newsome obtained left tackle Eugene Monroe from the Jacksonville Jaguars for two draft picks.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Wednesday that a few details needed to be settled before Monroe could begin practicing with the team. But the impact of the trade was not lost on the players.

Defensive lineman Chris Canty said, "It's a sign that this football team wants to win and we want to win now. We're not going to accept anything less than championship performance." Baltimore (2-2) faces Miami (3-1) on Sunday.

Monroe, the eighth overall pick in the 2009 draft, has started 62 games over five seasons. But he hasn't played all that well this season, opening the door for Jacksonville to move second overall pick Luke Joeckel to the left side.

Broncos: The team was relieved weakside linebacker Danny Trevathan's knee injury wasn't serious after he was carted off the field toward the end of Wednesday's practice.

"I'm good! Thanks for all of your concerns (hash)BroncosUp," Trevathan tweeted after his MRI came back negative.

Trevathan will likely be listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Dallas.

Teammates initially feared a serious injury to Trevathan, a second-year pro who is having a stellar season.

Jets: Coach Rex Ryan says that the team is considering having rookie quarterback Geno Smith wear a color-coded wristband to help cut down on turnovers in games.

The Jets used the same method during Mark Sanchez's rookie season in 2009 to help him determine how aggressive he can be on a given play. Ryan said the team hadn't planned anything specific to aid Smith just yet. But he added, "Hey, whatever it takes."

With 11 turnovers -- eight interceptions and three fumbles lost -- Smith is tied with the Giants' Eli Manning for the league lead in that dubious category.

Designated red plays indicate a need to be conservative, yellow means he must be cautious and green indicates the quarterback can be aggressive.