Yesterday it was confirmed that backup cornerback Curtis Brown suffered an ACL injury during Pittsburgh’s 27-11 win over the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. Brown’s recent knee injury will sideline him for the rest of the 2013 campaign, and the Steelers’ brass made the corresponding moves earlier this morning according to Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest:
CB Curtis Brown put on IR by @Steelers. Isaiah Green signed from practice squad. Brown had been tied for team lead in spteams tkls
— Bob Labriola (@BobLabriola) November 26, 2013
The promotion of Isaiah Green comes as no surprise, especially when one considers how the cornerback has usually been the first guy promoted off of Pittsburgh’s practice squad throughout this season. Green has been active for three games, and was even on the Steelers’ active roster instead of Brown for a three-game stretch during the middle of the season.
Replacing one of the team’s better special teams players will be no easy task, but Green must step up along with Robert Golden, Terence Garvin, Antwon Blake, and the rest of the full-time specialists with Brown sidelined.
With Brown on IR and Green recently promoted, Pittsburgh will now have an opening on their practice squad to fill. My guess would be that the front office would try to ink an extra offensive lineman or a cornerback for depth purposes, so I will be interested to see what they decide to do.
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