John Moffitt will not be the answer to the Browns’ injury-related problems at guard.
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the trade sending Moffitt from the Seahawks to the Browns in exchange for defensive lineman Brian Sanford has been voided. Per Cabot, the Browns had some concerns about Moffitt’s health so they decided to call the whole thing off and retain Sanford rather than add another injured guard to the mix.
The Browns are without Shawn Lauvao, who started camp as the team’s right guard, because he had arthroscopic surgery on his ankle and Jason Pinkston, who replaced him, went down with a high ankle sprain in last week’s preseason game. That may mean another move in the near future unless they are convinced 2012 seventh-rounder Garrett Gilkey is better than any available options.
Moffitt will head back to Seattle, where he will resume a battle he’s been losing with J.R. Sweezy for the right guard job and continue to steer clear of the Lincoln Square Mall when he needs to use the restroom.