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Broncos acquire John Moffitt, trade Sealver Siliga to Seahawks

Sealver Siliga AP

For the second day in a row, the Seahawks have traded guard John Moffitt.

On Monday, the Seahawks shipped Moffitt to Cleveland in a trade for defensive lineman Brian Sanford. But that trade was voided because the Browns had some concerns about Moffitt’s health.

Shortly after that trade to Cleveland was voided, the Broncos announced that they have acquired Moffitt. Denver shipped defensive tackle Sealver Siliga to Seattle to acquire Moffitt.

It is not clear whether the Broncos are aware of Moffitt’s health issue and are not as concerned about it as the Browns were, or if it’s still possible that Moffitt could fail the Broncos’ physical, and that this trade could be voided, too.

A 2011 third-round draft pick, Moffitt started nine games as a rookie and six games last year. Siliga entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2011 and has played in just one regular-season game.

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40 Responses to “Broncos acquire John Moffitt, trade Sealver Siliga to Seahawks”
  1. dirtysouthniner says: Aug 20, 2013 6:28 PM

    I wonder what’s wrong with him, thought he was a decent player

  2. msclemons67 says: Aug 20, 2013 6:30 PM

    After the Von Miller episode the Broncos realize they need more experience in avoiding drug suspensions. Bringing in a Pete Caroll trained cheat is a smart move.

  3. anicra says: Aug 20, 2013 6:31 PM

    Where ever he goes, he will need to mark his territory.

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Aug 20, 2013 6:32 PM

    His parents wanted to name Siliga “Silver”, but the guy at the records office had trouble with the accent.

  5. unbiasfan says: Aug 20, 2013 6:32 PM

    Isn’t John Moffitt the dude who pissed in a mall parking lot?!

    The Bronco’s Circus has officially started

  6. trollhammer20 says: Aug 20, 2013 6:42 PM

    Well, if this doesn’t work out, there’s still 29 teams left…

  7. ambitoos says: Aug 20, 2013 6:42 PM

    Tebow might be available to rush the QB.

  8. dennisatunity says: Aug 20, 2013 6:45 PM

    As a Seahawks fan, I think Moffitt is a good talent. Unfortunately he can’t seem to stay healthy and he has the maturity of a 7th grader (and that’s with apologies to most 7th graders for the comparison). Maybe a change of coaches, a change of city, and an underlying awareness that this might be his last chance will all work together to get him going again. If you guys can pull it off, I think you will get a talented lineman for yourselves. Good luck!

  9. justintuckrule says: Aug 20, 2013 6:47 PM

    “trade Sealver Siliga to Seahawks”

    say that 10x fast.

  10. schmitty2 says: Aug 20, 2013 6:48 PM

    Moffitt is glad to be on a team where peeing in a mall parking lot while drunk is not even front page news.

  11. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 20, 2013 6:50 PM

    A laughable trade.

  12. bearflagfan says: Aug 20, 2013 6:55 PM

    So, hey John the reason we booked your flight back to SeaTac through Denver and then asked to call us when you were changing planes…well good news is you don’t have to change planes. You’ve arrived at your destination.

  13. beastquake says: Aug 20, 2013 7:00 PM

    “A laughable trade” coming from the guy who’s teams oline is more leaky than hundred year old plumbing.

  14. deepseabreeze says: Aug 20, 2013 7:07 PM

    the raiders could’ve really used this guy

  15. mymanmccoy says: Aug 20, 2013 7:09 PM

    Just goes to show that the Browns are getting smarter by the day, this guy is walking baggage to say the least.

  16. 12thmanseattle says: Aug 20, 2013 7:10 PM

    I can’t figure this move out. He doesnt get paid enough for it to be a salary cap move, Siliga has little to no shot of making the team and Moffitt is at least better than the third option at his position in Seattle. So if Siliga gets hurt do they think Moffitt is THAT bad that he couldn’t even be 2nd string

  17. blvckhvwks says: Aug 20, 2013 7:19 PM

    Wow almost ended up with the Browns but got shipped to play for another SB contender. Moffitt lucked out.

  18. clebrowns216 says: Aug 20, 2013 7:36 PM

    BreakingNews: Moffit trade to Broncos is voided because Broncos team officials had trouble emailing the Seahawks.

    Technology strikes the Broncos once again.

  19. seahawksbmx says: Aug 20, 2013 7:46 PM

    Really hope this trade doesn’t work out, either. The comments get funnier with each trade and we’re just getting warmed up.

  20. beedubyatoo says: Aug 20, 2013 7:48 PM

    schmitty2 says: Aug 20, 2013 6:48 PM

    Moffitt is glad to be on a team where peeing in a mall parking lot while drunk is not even front page news.
    —————————
    Hey, he played at Wisconsin, in the Peoples
    Republic of Madison. Peeing in a mall parking lot is not only required, it’s applauded.

  21. alldonesmith says: Aug 20, 2013 7:53 PM

    Boy the Seahawks sure are anxious to get rid of this guy aren’t they?

  22. clubergo says: Aug 20, 2013 8:06 PM

    looks better to cut somebody that didn’t work out than to cut one of your own… Mike Rob is being shopped as well.
    And to answer the question Jared Smith has more upside than Moffitt to back up Unger.. so NO he would not make the club..

  23. descendency says: Aug 20, 2013 8:16 PM

    Why are the Seahawks trading a good lineman for a roster bubble guy?

    There must be something really wrong or he wants too much money.

  24. swaggyy says: Aug 20, 2013 8:34 PM

    He’s not a good lineman lol. Whose this guy we got? Silver slugger?

  25. mulehead70 says: Aug 20, 2013 8:38 PM

    I’m guessing that Moffitt wasn’t gonna make the team this year, so why not trade him to a non NFC West team rather than risk having him picked up by the Niners, Rams or Cards?

    I didn’t think Moffitt was that bad of a lineman, so there must be more than meets the eye with this trade.

  26. jprcox says: Aug 20, 2013 8:51 PM

    Moffitt isn’t a bad player at all – Im bummed…more for his Real Rob Report hosts.

  27. themackstrong says: Aug 20, 2013 8:57 PM

    Moffitt was not a bad lineman unlike some fans are saying. JR Sweezy won the job and we have two late round or undrafted rookie lineman that are proving major potential. He pass blocks far better than he run blocks and can play center if needed. Oh yeah look at where his Moffitt merch goes to for those trying to get on his character. Dude was funny to 90 % of the people that watched Real Rob Report.

  28. beastmode5150 says: Aug 20, 2013 9:22 PM

    Hey broncos fans, he isn’t very good, but he is hilarious, so you have that…

  29. seehawksgo says: Aug 20, 2013 9:42 PM

    Moffit wasn’t going to make the 53-man roster. Sweezy has won the starting spot at RG and Alvin Bailey, Mike Bowie and Jared Smith are already better prospects.

    Moreover, Moffit’s salary wasn’t an issue for the cap this year, but his rookie contract ends this season, and the Seahawks didn’t want to resign him for 2014 and beyond for more money when they can move forward with this year’s OL rookies, all of whom are either low round picks (Smith and Bowie in Rd 7) or undrafted (Bailey) and therefore earning league minimums.

    Also, clubergo and mulehead70 are correct:
    It’s better (and classier) to trade a guy like Moffit now than cut him at the end of the preseason. He’s been a Seahawk for 3 years, and he should have a chance to start working with a new team as soon as possible. Plus, he’s a decent player – decent enough that you’d want to trade him out of the division rather than let the 49ers, Rams or Cards pick him up off waivers.

  30. stewart09 says: Aug 20, 2013 9:44 PM

    the DT the seahawks got doesnt seem like hes a lock to make their roster anyway i guess moffitt really didn’t fit into the hawks plans and the broncos just need some Oline help.

  31. seatownballers says: Aug 20, 2013 10:49 PM

    Raiders wanted him badly. After thorough assessment by the Seattle organization- it was deemed Oakland could offer nothing of value, ,,,,

  32. theuglitruth says: Aug 20, 2013 11:05 PM

    They got tired of cleaning up this guy’s pee stains around camp. Grass was turning yellow!

  33. drjoemck says: Aug 20, 2013 11:30 PM

    How does a team let a guy go out and practice in full pads for a half hour, & then pull him in and say the trade is voided for health issues?

  34. jtylert says: Aug 21, 2013 12:14 AM

    I’m a little bummed.

    I think I’ll call Denver and see if I can trade them some xbox games I have lying around to get him back. I just wanna hang out with the guy, frankly.

    I remember him being interviewed after moving to a new apartment and offering up his tickets for an upcoming game to anyone who could bring him a complete stereo setup to play records on that afternoon.

  35. UPYRS says: Aug 21, 2013 12:54 AM

    More Bronco riff raff. Elway the tool strikes again

  36. chawk12thman says: Aug 21, 2013 1:24 AM

    Why this move?; Once they initially traded/moved him, they couldn’t have him come back….even if they guy they trade for doesn’t have much chance of making the team.

    I think they should have taken him back and kept him on the roster as a back up.

  37. taylorgangtrippymane says: Aug 21, 2013 2:54 AM

    I am Ravens fan, but if I was a fan of any of the teams in the NFC west except Seattle I’d be terrified. Seattle is for real. Those boys can play. I don’t know why San Francisco gets all the hype as the best. They really aren’t at all. Seattle is way more talented IMO

  38. joetoronto says: Aug 21, 2013 4:41 AM

    “It is not clear whether the Broncos are aware of Moffitt’s health issue”

    The Bronco’s aren’t aware of anything anymore.

  39. raiderssuckball says: Aug 21, 2013 10:36 AM

    Moffitt is a steal for Broncos! Dumb trade by Hawks!

  40. steelerben says: Aug 21, 2013 10:47 AM

    Something tells me that the Browns passing on him and then his being picked up by another team is going to end with him turning out to be a real gem. That’s the luck of the Browns.

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