Broncos acquire Moffitt, whose health wasn’t good enough for Browns

The Browns had agreed to trade DE Brian Sanford to the Seahawks in exchange for guard John Moffitt on Monday, but health concerns surrounding the former third-rounder convinced Cleveland to cancel the deal on Tuesday.

Seattle wasted no time finding a new trade partner, and has instead sent Moffitt to Denver in exchange for DT Sealver Siliga.

The Seahawks first drafted Moffitt 75th overall out of Wisconsin in 2011, but he only played in 17 games during his two seasons in Seattle.

Obviously, the trade doesn't speak well for either Seattle's opinion of Moffitt, on whom they'd spent a high pick only two years ago, or for Denver's current interior linemen.

Then again, in Siliga, the Broncos have dealt away a player who had no chance of beating out Kevin Vickerson, Terrance Knighton, Sly Williams, or Mitch Unrein for a spot on the 53-man roster.

Denver's offensive line depth has been tested all summer long (as much as anything that occurs during the summer is a test in the NFL), what with the surgery rehabilitations of Ryan Clady, J.D. Walton, Chris Kuper, and Orlando Franklin, and the injuries to Dan Koppen and more recently, Louis Vasquez.

Kuper and C.J. Davis are the current second-team guards, with the underwhelming duo of Quentin Saulsberry and Philip Blake behind them. Ben Garland is also trying to stick as a guard, but had been a defensive lineman prior to this offseason.

Moffitt graded out in 2012 at a less-than-sparkling (more like the opposite of sparkling) minus-5.9 in just 418 snaps, according to PFF. He was charged with three hits and four hurries allowed during that time.

The 6-4, 319-pounder was even worse as a rookie, grading out at minus-21.2 (!!) over only 523 snaps, and charged with three sacks, six hits, and 16 pressures allowed.

No wonder the Seahawks were already looking to get rid of the guy...

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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