The Seahawks-Browns trade that would have sent John Moffitt to Cleveland in exchange for DL Brian Sanford has been voided, reports Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, with the Browns citing health concerns for Moffitt.
But, he's not coming back to Seattle.
Siliga signed as a UDFA with San Francisco in 2011 out of Utah but failed to catch on there. He was then signed to the Broncos' practice squad in 2011 and was a member of Denver's active lineup in 2012 at the beginning of the year. He played in one game, recording a tackle.
He's a 6'2, 325 pound nose tackle type with 34.5" arms. CBSSports.com's Chad Rueter had the following scouting report on Siliga when he entered the draft in 2011:
Positives: Long, thick arms he uses to push back or hold off his man when blocked one-on-one. Plays low, with a strong base. Generally aware of the ball, can shed from the nose to grab running backs coming through either gap. Keeps shoulders square moving down the line. Some hustle downfield, gives effort to spin off tackle for cutbacks. Strong slap to test his man's lateral balance. Good lean forward toward the passer, pulls single blocker to the ground at times. Team captain as a junior.
Negatives: Only average strength against double-teams; stands his ground adequately but does not make much headway. Turned from the hole too easily by better linemen. Will not make many plays in the backfield on his own, or chase ballcarriers from behind, due to slow acceleration and minimal closing speed. Also lacks change of direction ability to corral NFL playmakers.
Wondering who the hell Siliga is? Wondering why he didn't play in Denver? Here are your answers: Broncos DT Sealver Siliga inactive for each game so far this season - The Denver Post
In short, he was the 8th defensive lineman on a 7-man rotation and was a gameday inactive in all but one week. Per The Denver Post's Jeff Legwold:
Siliga got a long look in the offseason and even worked with the starting defense for a time during the formal organized team activities (OTAs). Siliga also spent much of the 2011 season with the Broncos' practice squad.
Broncos coach John Fox has described him as "stout and strong" and that he likes how Siliga approaches his business.
The Broncos had tried to sign him as an undrafted rookie following the 2011 draft, but he chose to sign with San Francisco instead. The 49ers cut him deep into training camp and he was not with a team until the Broncos signed him to the practice squad last October.
Siliga is a power player, but many personnel people in the league believe he doesn't always play to that strength. Scouts say he needs to be better with his hands to disengage from blockers and that sometimes, at least in some preseason games, he doesn't get himself free once the offensive lineman locks on.