Arizona Cardinals starting left tackle Levi Brown has a torn right triceps and probably will not play this season.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt revealed the extent of the injury at his Saturday news conference, saying the five-year starter will require surgery, with an anticipated recovery time that would approach the end of the season.
The 6-foot-6, 324-pound Brown was injured in the first half of Arizona’s 31-27 exhibition victory over the Oakland Raiders on Friday.
Whisenhunt said D’Anthony Batiste and D.J. Young were candidates to take Brown’s spot, and that the team would keep an eye out for players who could become available as other teams make roster moves.
“We’re looking at what could become available over the next couple of weeks and we’ll shuffle some guys around,” Whisenhunt said.
CLASH OF THE TITANS
Jake Locker’s struggles in his first exhibition start have the Tennessee Titans pushing back their timetable for announcing their starting quarterback for this season.
Coach Mike Munchak had pegged the third exhibition game for making that decision, but neither veteran Matt Hasselbeck nor Locker have been impressive splitting starts through the first two exhibitions. Munchak hadn’t met with his assistant coaches following a 30-7 win over Tampa on Friday, so he was not ready to announce his starter for Thursday night against Arizona yet, either.
“We have two more weeks to see plenty, so I guess when we feel we’re at that point we’ll make our announcements when we feel the time is right,” Munchak said Saturday.
That’s different from what Munchak said before going to Tampa that he didn’t want to pick his starting quarterback the week of the season opener Sept. 9 against New England.
SAINTS LB OUT
Saints reserve linebacker Chris Chamberlain says he is out for the season after injuring his left knee Friday in an exhibition.
Chamberlain confirms in postings on his Twitter page that a magnetic resonance imagine exam showed he has torn his anterior cruciate ligament.