Seahawks acquire OL Matt Tobin in trade with Eagles


Seahawks acquire OL Matt Tobin in trade with Eagles

Tobin (6-6, 290) was listed as having started at right tackle in the Eagles' most recent preseason game.

The Seattle Seahawks have acquired offensive lineman Matt Tobin and a 2018 seventh-round pick from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a fifth-round pick. Rees Odhiambo took over at left tackle after Fant's injury, but Joeckel spent much of his career in Jacksonville at left tackle, giving the Seahawks another option there, Carroll said.

Tobin had played 42 games for the Eagles over the past four seasons, but did not have a starting job entering this season. Seattle now has a choice regarding how it rearranges its line: keep free agent acquisition Luke Joeckel at left guard or relocate him to left tackle, his original National Football League position.

The Seahawks have been searching for depth along the offensive line since left tackle George Fant suffered a season-ending ACL tear Friday. As a fifth-round rookie last season, Vaitai started six games at right tackle in place of suspended starter Lane Johnson.

Fant was signed by the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent, and started 10 games for them at left tackle in 2016.

The Eagles will face the Seahawks in Week 13 this season.

The Eagles have Jason Peters and Lane Johnson at tackle, and Chance Warmack and Stefen Wisniewski could be overqualified backups.