In the wake of the 2020 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks released both D.J. Fluker and Justin Britt. These moves came after the early portion of the offseason had seen the Hawks sign B.J. Finney in free agency and select Damien Lewis in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Fluker quickly signed with the Baltimore Ravens in a move that reunited him with Joe D'Alessandris, who had been his offensive line coach with the then San Diego but now Los Angeles Chargers earlier in his career. Britt, however, remained unsigned as the coronavirus pandemic kept teams from hosting players on free agent visits and Britt continued to work his way back from a torn ACL suffered in Week 8 of the 2019 season against the Atlanta Falcons.
Expectations had risen in recent days and weeks that Britt could return to Seattle, after the team twice hosted the 2014 second round pick for workouts, however, apparently no deal was reached. That left Britt still looking for work, and there is apparently at least one other team interested in his services.
Packers worked out Justin Britt and Daylon Mack— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 7, 2020
This is significant in that it would appear to mean that if Britt is in possible negotiations with the Green Bay Packers, then no deal for him to return to the Hawks is imminent.
Thus, it would appear the Seahawks will have Ethan Pocic starting at center to open Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. That will mark the first time any Seahawk other than Britt has been the starter at center since Drew Nowak opened the 2015 season as the Week 1 starter.