The Browns have made another trade.
It’s the fourth one since April 1, and it involves getting guard-center John Moffitt from the Seahawks, straight up for defensive lineman Brian Sanford.
“We continue to look each day of the year for any opportunity to improve our roster,” CEO Joe Banner said in a statement issued by the Browns. “We’re committed to a building a team that can consistently compete in this league.”
Moffitt was a third-round pick in 2011; Sanford signed with the Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2010.
“John’s a tough and versatile lineman who will be in the mix for us upfront,” Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said.
The acquisition of Moffitt could be related to a high-ankle sprain recently suffered by Jason Pinkston, one of the three candidates to play guard for the Browns.
Regardless, Moffitt adds some veteran experience to a team with plenty of young players. The release announcing the trade specifically points out that the Browns have added 11 players this year who are either 26 or 27.