According to CBS’s Jason La Canfora, the Seahawks have traded OG John Moffitt to Cleveland for DE Brian Sanford
This move is clearly a vote of confidence on the development of young backups Alvin Bailey and Rishaw Johnson. Both have been very impressive in training camp so far, though Bailey has mostly been at LT. (He was a college guard).
It is also an indication that converted defensive linemen JR Sweezy had won the battle to be the starting right guard. It had appeared that way, as Sweezy had been getting the majority of the snaps with the 1st team line, but this makes it very clear.
Sanford is a 6-4, 280, defensive end who doesn’t fit the mold of any defensive line positions the Seahawks use. He’s not the undersized pass rusher of the LEO DE, and he’s not the wide bodied 2-gapper the team uses in the other positions. It remains to be seen how the team will use him.
Sanford is just 25 years old, and has played for the Browns for 2 season. He’s appeared in just 6 games, and recorded 2 sacks. He’s in his 3rd year on an undrafted free agent contract, meaning he’s making the minimum, and will be a restricted free agent after this season.