The great offensive line rebuild of 2011 is pretty much officially a dud.
If you recall, that was the year the Seahawks drafted James Carpenter in the first round and John Moffitt in the third, with great hopes that they would become the right-side tandem for the next five years or more.
But neither has panned out, and Tom Cable, who came to Seattle in 2011 to reconstruct the line, has instead used another team's castoff, Breno Giacomini, at right tackle and a converted college defensive lineman, J.R. Sweezy, at right guard.
It speaks to the complete failure of Carpenter and Moffitt that Cable chose to go with unheralded -- and totally unexpected in Sweezy's case -- guys over the ones the team hand-picked for those spots.
Both Carpenter and Moffitt were considered reaches -- one round early -- when the Hawks decided to add them to a rebuilding line that also had then-unproven left tackle Russell Okung and center Max Unger.
While Okung and Unger have rebounded from early injuries to become Pro Bowl players, Moffitt is now gone (to Denver rather than Cleveland, assuming he passes his physical this time) and Carpenter is trying to kick the injury bug (hard to do with a torn plantar fascia).
The Hawks have moved Carpenter to left guard, but he has missed most of the summer, leaving capable though not preferred veteran Paul McQuistan to man left guard again.
Moffitt's departure leaves these contenders for probably three other spots on the line: C/G Lemuel Jeanpierre, OL Alvin Bailey, OL Michael Bowie, OG Rishaw Johnson, OT Mike Person, OG Ryan Seymour, C Jared Smith.
Jeanpierre seems very likely to stick for a third year as the backup to Unger -- unless Smith somehow unseats him in the next two weeks.
Bailey has played very well in the first two games, seeing time at both left tackle and guard, and seems almost a lock to make the team despite being undrafted out of Arkansas this year.
That would leave Bowie, a seventh-round pick who is working at right tackle and guard, battling holdovers Johnson and Person and fellow seventh-rounder Seymour.
After Okung and Unger, it is a pretty motley bunch. But Cable made it work last season and surely will do it again -- even without Moffitt and perhaps Carpenter.