Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Broncos reserve Moffitt says career over
By Jeff Legwold
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – The Denver Broncos liked guard John Moffitt enough as a player to make a trade for him in August. But frustrated with his lack of playing time, Moffitt announced via Twitter Tuesday that he’s calling it a career.
Moffitt has also informed the Broncos of his decision.
The Broncos formally moved Moffitt to the reserve/left squad early list on Tuesday. Moffitt did not report back to the team following the bye weekend; the Broncos had meetings and a practice Monday. The Broncos have filled Moffitt's roster spot, activating center J.D. Walton to the 53-man roster Tuesday. Walton had spent the first half of the season on the physically unable to perform list.
The Broncos traded defensive tackle Sealver Siliga to Seattle on Aug. 20 to acquire Moffitt, who had been a third-round pick by Seattle in the 2011 draft. Moffitt had lost a battle in training camp to start at one of the guard spots for Seattle, and the Seahawks began shopping him for a trade shortly thereafter.
In Denver the 27-year-old played in just two games, with seven snaps on special teams against Oakland and nine snaps on offense against Philadelphia, when the Broncos removed most of their starters for the fourth quarter. By rule, the Broncos have five days to formally release Moffitt from reserve/left squad or make some other kind of move with the veteran.