Eagles deal tackle Matt Tobin to Seahawks

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The Seahawks need tackles after the season-ending injury suffered by projected Week One starting left tackle George Fant. And they got one on Monday.

The Eagles have announced a deal that sends Matt Tobin and a 2018 seventh-round pick to Seattle for a 2018 fifth-round pick. Listed as a tackle in the announcement, Tobin also can interior offensive line.

Tobin arrived in Philly four years ago as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa. He has appeared in 42 games with 21 starts, but he landed on injured reserve last December with a knee injury.

In 2015, Tobin appeared in every game, starting 13.

And so, if healthy, he’ll instantly contend for playing time in Seattle. The fact that Seattle got him for a swap of low-round picks suggests that Tobin may have been destined for the looming roster cuts.

He’s under contract through 2017 at a base salary of $850,000. The Eagles take a cap charge of only $50,000 by dealing him.

17 responses to “Eagles deal tackle Matt Tobin to Seahawks

  1. Actually and ironically left tackle is the best position Matt Tobin plays! Seattle did well and so did the Eagles. Tobin has more trouble on the right side and both guard positions. But he can play especially with their QB.Russell Wilson.

  2. Got to be tough for the guy, going from a team on the rise and blocking for a corner Stone QB like Wentz, a guy who’s strong in the pocket and doesn’t get scared easily to a team on the decline. At least he’ll get to start and probably be the best lineman in Seattle after being a backup for most of his career.

  3. Scary, sounds like Jamarcus WEbb/ Bradley Sowell 2.0 are in the fold now.
    Hope JS/ PC know what they are doing. If these moves have Tom Cables stamp of approval
    as Hawk fans we should be nervous.

  4. Knee injury in December. That is sort of similar in timing to DeShawn Shead’s injury, and Shead is not going to be able to play on week 1. He may not even pass the physical.

  5. scmems07 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Got to be tough for the guy, going from a team on the rise and blocking for a corner Stone QB like Wentz, a guy who’s strong in the pocket and doesn’t get scared easily to a team on the decline. At least he’ll get to start and probably be the best lineman in Seattle after being a backup for most of his career.
    …………………………………………………………….

    Gotta love those delusional Birdbrain fans. I’m guessing your job as Lombardi Trophy Polisher in Philly allows you a lot of free time to comment lunacy concerning Philly’s annual “August Dream Team Champions” nonsense. Good luck with that.

  6. LOL…mimsey trying to cause trouble between the Eagles and Seahawks because his own team (Dolphins) sucks so bad.

  7. Good trade for Seattle. I wouldn’t necessarily want to have to start him for 16 games…but he definitely can play an important role. Eagles 2nd vet o lineman they’ve traded in last month, so backups will continue to go young.

  8. bendurdonedat says:
    August 22, 2017 at 2:11 am
    scmems07 says:
    August 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    Got to be tough for the guy, going from a team on the rise and blocking for a corner Stone QB like Wentz, a guy who’s strong in the pocket and doesn’t get scared easily to a team on the decline. At least he’ll get to start and probably be the best lineman in Seattle after being a backup for most of his career.
    …………………………………………………………….

    Gotta love those delusional Birdbrain fans. I’m guessing your job as Lombardi Trophy Polisher in Philly allows you a lot of free time to comment lunacy concerning Philly’s annual “August Dream Team Champions” nonsense. Good luck with that.
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    Ouch……

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