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Eben Britton visits with Seahawks

Josh Scobee, Eben Britton AP

The Seahawks made a few big splashes early this offseason by landing wide receiver Percy Harvin and defensive end Cliff Avril and they’re still talking to other veterans about possibly coming to Seattle.

The name value isn’t quite as high as those earlier acquisitions, but Adam Caplan of TheSidelineView.com reports that offensive lineman Eben Britton worked out for the Seahawks recently. Britton has played both guard and tackle since the Jaguars made him a second-round pick in 2009, although he’s hardly been a fixture at either spot.

Britton started 15 games as a rookie in Jacksonville, but has made just 15 starts over the last three years for a line that has hardly ranked among the most imposing in the league. Injuries have been a factor in keeping Britton out of the lineup, but he was benched after five starts at left guard in 2012 and the Jags have shown no interest in retaining his services.

The Seahawks don’t have an ideal situation at right tackle with Breno Giacomini and there would be some benefit to increasing the overall talent level at guard. While it’s hard to say that Britton would be an upgrade at either spot, the Seahawks have done well by creating competition at spots over the last couple of years and may have the same thing in mind with Britton.

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9 Responses to “Eben Britton visits with Seahawks”
  1. xplicitpits says: Apr 16, 2013 10:22 AM

    Breno is legit! Quit bashing him!

  2. shackdelrio says: Apr 16, 2013 10:51 AM

    Britton looked like a keeper at right tackle as a rookie. But then he had a back injury his second year and doesn’t appear to be the same player.

  3. thefox61 says: Apr 16, 2013 10:55 AM

    I agree, depth and versatility are desirable also.

  4. jaxbeachjagfan says: Apr 16, 2013 10:59 AM

    At this point in time, if the Jags don’t want you (and you’re not expensive or 30+ yrs old), then that saying something.

  5. MasMacho says: Apr 16, 2013 11:21 AM

    Breno would be better suited for MMA, in my opinion. He’s a hothead that collects too many penalties. If we can add depth at RT or G, that would be a plus for the hawks. Will be tough to choose between SLB and G for their mid-round picks now. Cheap experience will help us out.

  6. themackstrong says: Apr 16, 2013 11:27 AM

    Seattle’s guards are for real and we actually have depth which is amazing considering how thin the team was at the line 3-4 years ago. You can’t be the number 2 rushing team in NFL without good line play. Carpenter played great beside Okung. His knee acted up in the end and he gave a sack in back to back games. Mcquistain is versatile/ Moffitt is solid (sometimes struggles in run). Sweezy was a disaster to start the year but wow did he improve by the end of the year. RT is the only questionable spot but Breno wasn’t bad but Seattle does throw the TE/HB his way to help pass block. But how many sacks did Breno give up? How many did Anthony Davis? Pete will let them compete and may the best man win.

  7. chawk12thman says: Apr 16, 2013 1:44 PM

    Good to keep looking to improve. I am not sure what impact this is, but sure that the front office is continuing to try and improve the team. Looking forward to the draft to see what other competition will be added to the team. No glaring needs so the best athlete left on the board should be the pick(s).

  8. kuranda84 says: Apr 16, 2013 1:51 PM

    Most of us Seattle fans don’t hate Giac, but we also know the position could be upgraded. At the very least, Pete and John will add depth and create competition at the position to push Giac.

    Go Hawks!

  9. achillesofwooters says: Apr 16, 2013 3:14 PM

    Giacomini is a good, not great player. But it’s no secret the Seahawks would love an upgrade. Gman’s biggest strength is his aggressiveness; it’s also his biggest weakness. He collects far too many penalties, and loses his head at the worst possible times. He averaged ending 1 drive a game with dumb penalties, which in a close game (and all the Seahawks losses were 1 possession games) can make the difference between a win and a loss. Gman is good for depth, but no question the Seahawks should be looking for a better option at RT.

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