Browns sign ex-Raider Sanford to shore up defensive line

The Browns have signed defensive lineman Brian Sanford. The 6-foot-2, 280-pound Sanford spent the past three seasons with Cleveland but was waived on Aug. 31 when the club made final roster cuts. He was claimed by Oakland and in appeared in five games, making one start, before he was waived by the Raiders on Dec. 7. The Browns (4-11) head into their season finale against Pittsburgh...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Browns again sign defensive end Brian Sanford

Defensive end Brian Sanford has sign a deal with the Cleveland Browns, the team confirmed on Thursday morning. ESPN’s Adam Caplan first reported news of a two-year contract on Christmas Day. Sanford, 26, might be most well known in Cleveland for being Seattle’s return in the eventually voided John Moffitt trade. The vocal Moffitt, who then retired from football, said the Browns...
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December 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Raiders claim a pair of players off waivers

The Oakland Raiders have claimed guard Antonie McClain off waivers from Baltimore and defensive tackle Brian Sanford from Cleveland. Both were to be added to the active roster, so Oakland released punter Chris Kluwe and waived quarterback Tyler Wilson to clear room on the 53-man roster heading into Week 1. McClain spent all of last season on the Ravens' practice squad after...
Via Fox Sports
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

With cuts looming, NFL players in limbo

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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Browns void trade with Seattle, retain Brian Sanford

That was interesting. The Browns and Seattle Seahawks made a trade yesterday sending DE Brian Sanford to the Seahawks for offensive lineman John Moffitt. The guard was in Berea today, but just before practice he was brought back into the locker room. It seems the Browns didn’t like what they saw in Moffitt’s physical. Moffitt was drafted in 2011, but has already been through...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Seahawks Trade Guard John Moffitt to Cleveland, Get Defensive Lineman Brian Sanford Back

The Seattle Seahawks had a surplus at right guard, a problem they fixed by sending John Moffitt to the Cleveland Browns on Monday for defensive end/tackle Brian Sanford. Sanford will help Seattle’s defensive line, where the Seahawks are dealing with injuries. Sanford is entering his fourth year in the league but has played just six games in his career. Moffitt had been competing...
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns add insurance on the offensive line with Moffitt trade

On Monday, the Cleveland Browns traded defensive lineman Brian Sanford to the Seattle Seahawks for guard/center John Moffitt. Here’s why I like the deal. The Browns traded from a position of strength. The defensive line is the deepest position on the team. The Browns like Brian Sanford. He is a quality backup.You can sit and watch position drills at camp and often tell what a team...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Seahawks trade John Moffit to the Browns

According to’s Around the League,  the Seattle Seahawks have traded guard John Moffit to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for defensive lineman Brian Sanford. Browns acquired John Moffit from Seahawks in exchange for defensive lineman Brian Sanford. Moffit started 15 games in 2 years. — NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) August 19, 2013   Need NFL Tickets? Loading...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Seahawks Trade G John Moffit To Browns For DE Brian Sanford

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Seahawks have traded G John Moffitt to the Browns in return for DE Brian Sanford. La Canfora adds that the recently injury to Browns G Jason Pinkston led to this transaction. Seattle adds some more help at defensive end with Chris Clemons still coming back from a knee injury and 2012 first-round pick Bruce Irvin facing a suspension...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns Add Sanford To Active Roster, Fujita To IR

The Cleveland Browns have added defensive lineman Brian Sanford to their active roster. To do this, they placed starting linebacker Scott Fujita on the injured reserve, officially ending his season due to a neck injury. Sanford, 25, has bounced around from the team’s practice squad to the active roster several times in the past three seasons after signing as an undrafted rookie...
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October 27, 2012  |  Discuss

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