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Category: Trades and potential trades

Aug.
20th

Moffitt trade to Cleveland voided due to health issues; he’s headed to Denver instead

According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, the Cleveland Browns voided the trade of offensive lineman John Moffitt in exchange for defensive lineman Brian Sanford because Moffitt failed his physical with the Browns.

So now Moffitt’s rights returns to the Seahawks, and Sanford goes back to Cleveland. Moffitt had major knee surgery two years ago, and also had elbow surgery a year ago.

The Seahawks wasted little time, sending Moffitt to Denver for defensive tackle Sealver Sealver Siliga, according to the Denver Broncos’ website.

UPDATE: The Seahawks confirmed the trade, pending Moffitt passes a physical.

At 6-3 and 325 pounds, Siliga was an undrafted rookie free agent out of Utah who spent time his rookie season on Denver’s practice squad in 2011, and played in one game for the Broncos in 2012.

Aug.
19th

Seahawks trade John Moffitt to Cleveland

Seattle Seahawks' John Moffitt heads off the field Monday, June 3, 2013, after an NFL football organized team activity in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks’ John Moffitt heads off the field Monday, June 3, 2013, after an NFL football organized team activity in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Cleveland Browns announced that the team traded defensive lineman Brian Sanford for Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman John Moffitt.

The Seahawks have confirmed the trade.

Moffitt was battling for the starting right guard with converted defensive lineman J.R. Sweezy.

However, comments from Pete Carroll last week seemed to hint that Sweezy was ahead in the competition. Sweezy also started against Denver last week.

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April
1st

Official: QB Matt Flynn traded to Raiders

The Seattle Seahawks officially announced that reserve quarterback Matt Flynn has been traded to the Oakland Raiders for a fifth round pick in the 2014 draft and a conditional pick in the 2015 draft.

With Flynn now headed to Oakland, the Seahawks only have one quarterback on the roster, starter Russell Wilson.

Seahawks general manager John Schneider discussed the possibilities his team will explore to add depth to that position on an appearance with wife Traci on 710 ESPN Seattle this morning.

The couple talked about their annual charity event to raise money for autism.

John and Traci Schneider’s son Ben has been diagnosed with autism, and they are working to create more awareness about the condition.

“There’s different avenues we can go,” Schneider said. “Obviously we have a plan in place, but it is contingent on who that player is. There’s veterans who are available now – and there are some talent guys out there. But there’s also some guys in the draft that we think are pretty interesting.

“We have a plan, and we’re going to take it as it comes. We’re not going to force anything. And we’re not going to get into a situation where we have our hands tied.”

Matt Leinart and Tyler Thigpen have emerged as possibilities Seattle could seek in free agency. Florida State’s E.J. Manuel and Arizona’s Matt Scott are possible fits Seattle could pursue in the draft.

Seattle showed interest in Leinart in 2011 when they ultimately settled on signing Tarvaris Jackson in free agency.

March
29th

Report: Flynn trade to Raiders “imminent”

ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Seattle Seahawks engaged in trade discussions involving backup QB Matt Flynn and a deal appears “imminent.” Werder says the trade partner with Seattle is unknown.

However, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that team appears to be Oakland. La Canfora also reports that the Seahawks will consider bringing in Tyler Thigpen to backup Russell Wilson if Flynn moves on.

The Seahawks have not confirmed that Flynn will be moved via trade. No word yet on the draft compensation Seattle would receive in return for Flynn. If Flynn is traded to Oakland, than current Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer likely will be released. Palmer is due to make $13 million in base salary in 2013.

Flynn was due to make $5.25 million in base salary in 2013. So trading Flynn would save Seattle $3.25 million in cap space, and more important $5.25 million in cash.

Although the deal is not done, Seattle teammates already are wishing Flynn well with his new team.

March
12th

Official: Percy Harvin a Hawk, will be introduced this afternoon

The Seattle Seahawks made the Percy Harvin trade official this afternoon. Seattle’s new wide receiver is expected to be introduced this afternoon here at the VMAC at 3 p.m. Seattle head coach Pete Carroll and general manager John Schneider also are expected to be available.

The Seahawks officially announced that they gave up first and seventh-round picks in this year’s draft, and a third-rounder in 2014 for Harvin’s services.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Jason Jones, a Detroit native, is expected to visit the Lions today.

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March
11th

Report: Seahawks trade for WR Percy Harvin

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin (12) runs on the field during an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings in Seattle, WA Sunday, November 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Tom Hauck)
Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin (12) runs on the field during an NFL football game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Minnesota Vikings in Seattle, WA Sunday, November 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Tom Hauck)

According to a report by Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, the Seattle Seahawks have made a trade for Minnesota receiver Percy Harvin for draft picks.

The Seahawks have not confirmed the deal, which cannot become official until the new league year officially begins on Tuesday.

Further, according to the report, the trade for Harvin, 24, won’t become official until he passes a physical. Harvin reportedly is on his way to Seattle today.

Seattle has 10 picks in this year’s draft, and head coach Pete Carroll said at his season-ending press conference that it was likely that all 10 picks would not make the 2013 roster. So Seahawks general manager John Schneider had some motivation to move a couple picks if he could get an impact player back in return.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the trade includes Seattle giving up its No. 25 overall, first round pick in this year’s draft, and that Harvin will receive a new deal in Seattle.

According to Glazer, Seattle is giving up a first round and seventh round pick in this year’s draft, along with a mid-round pick in 2014.

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March
11th

Report: Hawks talking trade for Percy Harvin

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Seattle Seahawks are one of the teams involved in discussions with the Minnesota Vikings for a potential trade that would send disgruntled receiver Percy Harvin to Seattle.

Harvin, 24, reportedly asked the Vikings to trade him. The University of Florida product has one year left on his deal, and is set to make $2.755 million in base salary in 2013. But Harvin reportedly wants a new deal that would make him one of the highest paid receivers in the NFL.

The Seahawks have some familiarity with Harvin, with offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and receiver Sidney Rice having worked with him in Minnesota. Rice still remains friends with Harvin.

Harvin also would give quarterback Russell Wilson another explosive playmaker in the passing game as a slot receiver, particularly with Seattle’s ability to successfully run the read option last season.

Aug.
26th

Report: T-Jack head to Buffalo

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com is reporting that the Seattle Seahawks are working out a trade that would send Tarvaris Jackson to the Buffalo Bills.

Jackson played for the first time during exhibition play on Friday against Kansas City, as the Seahawks appeared to want to make sure to keep him healthy.

Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that Jackson’s $4 million salary is a sticking point in facilitating the trade.

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports previously reported that Jackson was willing to re-negotiate his salary to help the Seahawks make a trade.

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