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Report: Seahawks bring C Justin Britt in for a tryout

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Paul Richardson isn't the only former Seahawks player in for a tryout on Wednesday. Field Yates reported that Justin Britt is also at the VMAC for an official visit and workout.

Britt was cut earlier this offseason as a cap casualty, and he's currently working his way back from a torn ACL suffered during the 2019 season. The mere fact that he's being brought in by the Seahawks is a massive indictment on the B.J. Finney signing. Finney has the second-highest cap number of any Seahawks offensie lineman ($3.5 million) behind Duane Brown. Cutting him isn't an option, either, as it would result in $4.5 million in dead cap space ($1 million more than he's making in 2020).

Finney has been spending most of his time at guard over the past week, and it's been evident that he's not a serious contender to start at center, even though Pete Carroll has continuously urged the competition is ongoing. Ethan Pocic has dominated starting reps for a while now.

It will be interesting to see what comes of the Britt workout. There has been no word as to whether or not he's fully recovered and cleared for football activities.

Kyle Fuller is suspended for the first two games of the NFL season for violating the league's substance abuse policy. So if Seattle doesn't trust Finney at center in any capacity, that means the Seahawks are in need of a backup center (or potential starter if they aren't satisfied with Pocic) immediately. It could end up being Britt. It could be someone else.

 

What we do know is that the Seahawks are clearly not satisfied with Finney. Thus, a move must be made to bolster the position. Stay tuned.