Seahawks move George Fant to compete with Germain Ifedi at RT

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The Seahawks gave George Fant extensive work at right tackle Tuesday, pitting him against incumbent Germain Ifedi for the job.

“The comp is on,” coach Pete Carroll said, via Gregg Bell of the The News Tribune. “We think he’s ready to compete at that spot. That was our thought the whole time.”

Fant started at left tackle as an undrafted rookie in 2016. He tore his ACL last summer and missed the entire 2017 season, prompting the Seahawks eventually to trade for Duane Brown.

Fant was a backup to Brown until Tuesday when the Seahawks apparently decided they had seen enough of Ifedi, who has proved a disappointing penalty machine since Seattle made him a first-round pick in 2016.

His 20 penalties last season were seven more than any other player in the league. Ifedi played right guard as a rookie and drew seven penalties.

Ifedi was called for nine false starts, eight holds, two unnecessary roughness penalties and one taunting penalty last season.

Carroll benched Ifedi during the team’s mock game two weeks ago and said afterward he was “real disappointed” in the penalties.

8 responses to “Seahawks move George Fant to compete with Germain Ifedi at RT

  1. The Seahawks o-line is still a mess, even with Solari changing the blocking schemes. Wilson was running for his life as usual with the first unit. I love the Hawks, but this year has 8-8 written all over it. I hope I’m wrong…

  2. People making predictions should probably know better.

    As for Fant moving to RT, GOOD!

    I am getting pretty done with Germaine Ifedi. He doesnt seem to have any drive to improve and be better.

  3. Seattle is ifedi up with Ifedi. It shows how well Snide drafted recently that he spent a first round pick on a player projected to go in the late second to third round by draft analysts. Meanwhile he kept letting starting O linemen like Russell OKongShow, James Carpenter, Breno Giacomini and JR Sleazy walk and he traded away pro bowl center Max hUnger. Way to go. Terrific job. Keep it up.

  4. “We think he’s ready to compete at that spot. That was our thought the whole time.”

    I realize Fant is coming back from an injury, but so many Hawks fans were hoping he’d get a shot at RT to compete with Ifedi a lot sooner than this. I just don’t understand why they’re just now figuring this out. Ifedi was a poor draft pick and it’s time to move on.

  5. I have no clue how Ifedi is even in competition for any spot other than his draft position. Slow feet, terrible technique and throw a stunt his way and he will freeze like a deer in headlights.

    If Seattle can find a replacement for him they might have an middle of the pack line which would be a huge upgrade after the last 2-3 years.

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