Former Tiger Justin Britt takes over starting spot for Seahawks

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | 5:23 p.m. CDT
Justin Britt practices on the first day of MU football practice at Faurot Field on Aug. 5. The Seattle Seahawks selected Britt in the second round of the NFL draft Friday.

COLUMBIA — The Seattle Seahawks released their latest depth chart Tuesday, and former Missouri offensive lineman Justin Britt is atop the list at right tackle.

Britt was a surprise second-round pick in the NFL draft but has since proven himself worthy of the 64th overall pick. Curtis Crabtree of reported the former Tiger was a near lock for the job in an update Thursday.

“His progress has been really solid,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll told Crabtree. “He’s making great strides to be a legitimate starter. I’ve said before it’s all in his makeup that really kind of substantiates that he’s able to do this and handle this, so it’s gone great so far."

Britt is one of two rookies on the Seahawks roster who earned starting roles.

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