The Denver Broncos have agreed to trade defensive tackle Sealver Siliga to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for guard John Moffitt.
With all the additions to the defensive line in the offseason, the Broncos believed Siliga was expendable and the Broncos wanted to add extra help at offensive line. If healthy, Moffitt should be able to provide that. Although Moffitt has only played 17 games in his two years, he did start 15 for the Seahawks. He started the first 9 games of his rookie season in 2011, but would suffer torn ligaments in his left knee and would miss the rest of that season. At the beginning of training camp last year, Moffitt would need elbow surgery and miss significant time in 2012.
Despite health concerns, the Broncos appear to believe he's worth the risk and it's understandable. Moffitt is a giant at 6-4 and 319 pounds. When healthy, Moffitt has proven to be a starting quality guard. It wasn't even a guarantee Siliga would make the team, so the Broncos definitely don't have much to lose in this deal.
Moffitt almost wasn't a Denver Bronco. The Seahawks reached an agreement with the Cleveland Browns for Moffitt's services. However, the Browns voided the deal due to health concerns.
The Broncos are still expected to give Moffitt a physical examination. So if they feel Moffitt is not where they'd like him to be, they have the ability to void the deal just as the Browns did.