Seahawks trade with Eagles to acquire offensive lineman Matt Tobin

Rufina Vignone
Agosto 22, 2017

The Seahawks have acquired offensive lineman Matt Tobin in a trade with the Eagles, making another move to shore up their offensive line after losing left tackle George Fant for the season.

The 5th round pick the Eagles are netting should be a late one.

The Seahawks sent Philadelphia their 2018 fifth-round pick and will receive the Eagles' seventh-round pick along with Tobin. Both picks are in the 2018 draft. Fant ended last season as the team's starting left tackle and started the first two preseason games there. He said left guard Luke Joeckel would remain at his current position.

Tobin has experience at both guard and tackle. As a fifth-round rookie last season, Vaitai started six games at right tackle in place of suspended starter Lane Johnson. Seattle, though, may be eyeing the former undrafted free agent as a tackle. He also was listed third on the Eagles' official depth chart this week at left tackle. Tobin started at right guard for the 2015 Eagles, showing promise as a run blocker but getting destroyed in pass protection.

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports the team was inquiring about left tackle help throughout Monday before this Tobin deal came to fruition. Tobin enters his fifth season in the National Football League and will play alongside Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson. But Fant's development induced the team to keep him on the left edge and install Joeckel at guard.

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