Steelers will have to make roster moves to take on Brown's salary

Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

The trade for Levi Brown will bring more difficult financial decisions for the Steelers - who will reportedly need to free up approximately $2 million for this trade to be completed.

The Steelers are in the process of finalizing a trade that would bring left tackle Levi Brown to Pittsburgh.

To do that, they'll have to go through flight arrangements, getting him a clear locker space, and finding a way to absorb Brown's $3.6 million salary for the remainder of the 2013 season.

Over The Cap - one of the best football reference web sites you'll find - wrote Wednesday the Steelers had $1.86 million in cap space available as of Tuesday, and suggests the Steelers may have to go the restructuring route again.

OTC threw out Ryan Clark's name as a possible restructure candidate, but the Steelers do not negotiate new deals during the season. A restructuring of any player at this point would require quite a bit of faith, especially considering Steelers GM Kevin Colbert was the one who said this offseason, in front of the release and decision not to re-sign multiple players, they were players on an 8-8 team.

At 0-4, perhaps that tune changed a little bit.

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