Broncos sign Brian Sanford

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Last August, the Seahawks and Browns agreed on a trade that would send guard John Moffitt to Cleveland in exchange for defensive end Brian Sanford.

The trade fell apart when the Browns failed Moffitt on his physical, a move that eventually led to Moffitt landing in Denver after a different trade. Moffitt retired from the NFL before having a chance to face his former team in the Super Bowl, however, and that means he won’t get to be teammates with Sanford this season.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that the Broncos have signed Sanford, who wound up playing for the Raiders last season before returning to Cleveland for a game at the end of the season. Sanford has played 12 games overall in his career, which started when he was signed by the Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2010.

Tom Heckert was the general manager in Cleveland at that point and he’s now in the Broncos front office. That may have helped Sanford get the look from the Broncos, but he’ll likely need more than a familiar face in the front office to stick when the cuts start coming.