Cardinals Place Levi Brown On Injured Reserve: Fantasy Implications

TEMPE, AZ - JUNE 13: Offensive tackle Levi Brown #75 of the Arizona Cardinals practices in the minicamp at the team's training center facility on June 13, 2012 in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The Arizona Cardinals placed offensive tackle Levi Brown on injured reserve Friday with a torn right triceps. We break down the fantasy implications.

The Arizona Cardinals placed offensive tackle Levi Brown on injured reserve Friday with a torn right triceps, the team announced. Brown was given a new contract in the offseason, so the Cardinals will be on the hook for the entire $8 million signing bonus this season. Brown is now 28 years old, and this injury clouds his future with the team.

Analysis: The Cardinals' offense was notably off the mark in Thursday night's game, and the offensive line was a big reason why. Even before Brown went down, Arizona had glaring holes up front. Without Brown protecting the quarterback's blindside, things could turn ugly in the desert this season. John Skelton or Kevin Kolb, whoever wins the team's starting quarterback job, will have to work on getting the ball out quickly. This situation does not bode well for Larry Fitzgerald's fantasy season.

For more on the Cardinals, check out Revenge of the Birds and SB Nation Arizona.

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