The center competition has been one of the biggest talking points in Seahawks training camp and not for good reason. B.J. Finney, signed as the replacement for Justin Britt, hasn’t been able to take complete control of the starting job, even working with the third-string offense ahead of last Saturday’s mock game. Ethan Pocic, often moved between positions in his first three seasons in Seattle, has emerged as a legitimate candidate to win the job.
Unless a new (old) addition enters the mix. According to the league’s transaction wire on Wednesday, Justin Britt visited the Seahawks.
Assuming Britt’s knee checks out physically and a contract can be agreed to, Seattle will likely bring back their long-time starter at center, just a few months after moving on. Set to earn $8.5 million in 2020, the Seahawks released Britt with a failed physical designation in April.
Drafted in the second-round in 2014, Britt started 16 games at right tackle and then at left guard to begin his career before settling in at center, starting 55 of the next 56 games until a torn ACL ended his 2019 season. At the time, it appeared that injury would also end his time in Seattle. Now, it appears it may not be over.