John Moffitt #74 of the Seattle Seahawks defends against Ogemdi Nwagbuo #91 of the San Diego Chargers during the NFL preseason game at Qualcomm Stadium on August 11, 2011 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
by Curtis Crabtree
The Seattle Seahawks traded former third-round pick G John Moffitt to the Cleveland Browns on Monday in exchange for DE Brian Sanford.
Moffitt was selected by the Seahawks in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He started six game for Seattle last season and appeared in 17 games with 15 starts over his two season with the team. Moffitt was competing with G J.R. Sweezy for the starting job at right guard before the trade.
Moffitt joined the Dave "Softy" Mahler show soon after the trade was announced to discuss the decision. Moffitt said the team told him they needed help along the defensive line and that he was "the most valuable guy they could part with."
The full interview is available below.
As Moffitt said, the Seahawks feel they still need help on the defensive line and made another made to address the group on Monday. The team also released K Carson Wiggs and signed DT Dewayne Cherrington.
Cherrington signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent in May and was released in June. He recorded 25 tackles in 13 games for Mississippi State last season.