Brett Keisel, Levi Brown and Ryan Clark are not expected to return to Pittsuburgh in 2014
According the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, both Brett Keisel and Ryan Clark are going to be hitting the free agent wire.
The most painful part for them and their fans will be saying goodbye to veterans who helped them win Super Bowls, such as Brett Keisel and Ryan Clark. Those two are not likely to return from a defense that not only slipped from No. 1 in yards allowed to No. 13 but gave up so many big running plays it dropped to No. 21 against the run. That’s their second-lowest ranking in the past 44 seasons and the first time out of the NFL’s top eight defending the run in 10 years.
Then in the same article it indicates that the team is basically going to move on from Levi Brown who was acquired via a trade, and never played a snap for the team.
They will save $6.25 million when they release offensive tackle Levi Brown, whom they have no intention of keeping. There are other ways around the salary cap, which the Steelers believe is manageable and not in dire shape.