BEREA, Ohio - A few Cleveland Browns players joked with defensive lineman Brian Sanford when he returned to the locker room on Wednesday morning, no more than 36 hours after he'd been traded.
That trade went bad when the Browns had medical concerns over the player they received in exchange for Sanford, guard John Moffitt. Sanford had gone to Seattle, but only long enough for a physical at a downtown doctors' office and a quick visit to the Seahawks training facility. Someone at the Seahawks then took Sanford back to the airport, and he flew all night to get back to Cleveland in time for Wednesday's practice.
He's back on the Browns roster. The jokes he heard from his former and current teammates were quick and not cruel, for as strange as Sanford's situation was, it can happen to just about anybody.
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