Seattle Seahawks add OL Matt Tobin, draft pick in trade with Philadelphia Eagles

By The Sports Xchange   |   Aug. 21, 2017 at 8:09 PM
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The Seattle Seahawks acquired offensive lineman Matt Tobin and a 2018 seventh-round draft pick from the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a 2018 fifth-round selection, the teams announced Monday.

The move comes two days after the Seahawks saw left tackle George Fant sustain a torn ACL in a preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings. Fant will miss the entire season as a result of the injury.

Tobin's flexibility at playing other positions along the line gives Seattle options, although he likely will provide depth behind second-year player Rees Odhiambo at left tackle.

The 27-year-old Tobin started 21 of the 42 games he played in with the Eagles after signing as an undrafted free agent out of Iowa in 2013.

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