The Seattle Seahawks traded offensive guard John Moffitt to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for defensive end Brian Sanford on Monday -- according to CBS Sports' Jason LaCanfora. A two-year veteran, Moffitt started six games for Seattle in 2012, while Sanford spent much of last year on the Browns' practice squad.
Seattle had a need at defensive end with Bruce Irvin facing suspension, but it's a curious trade by the Seahawks. There's no indication Sanford would have made it through cuts, and it's hard to imagine a line for his services with three years and only five tackles to his name.
Cleveland adds a much-needed interior offensive lineman. Left guard Jason Pinkston suffered a high ankle sprain in last week's preseason game, and is expected to miss four weeks. The addition of Moffit allows for the team to retain continuity on their offensive line, and he could ultimately be an upgrade over the 2011 fifth-round pick.
The trade marked the second swap of players on Monday, after the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs executed a deal earlier in the day that sent wide receiver A.J. Jenkins to the Chiefs, while Jonathan Baldwin joins the 49ers.