Mon. Oct 26th, 2020

Seattle Seahawks miss having George Fant line up…

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Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll made it clear how badly they want veteran left tackle Duane Brown, who has missed the past two weeks with a bicep injury, back on the field.

Brown, who was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice, not only gives the Seahawks a Pro Bowl caliber left tackle, but his veteran presence, high football IQ and leadership skills make him one of the most valuable members of this Seattle offense.

However, Brown’s return also gives the Seahawks an added bonus: it will allow them to shift George Fant, who has been starting in his place, back to his role as the team’s extra tight end/sixth lineman, a package they run quite frequently.

“It’s a big deal to us,” coach Carroll said. “It’s really a big deal. If we get that done, I think George [Fant] is such a unique guy at that position that that’s a really important thing for us if we can get it. We’ve missed him for a couple weeks now.”

Fant started in this role last season, even occasionally lining up out wide and hauling in one reception for a nine-yard gain.

While he has yet to run a route this season, the Seahawks will be more than content having him help out in both run and pass-protection in that extra lineman role, especially following the loss of tight end Will Dissly, who was a strong run-blocker.

Brown’s status will be updated throughout the week, but if he is healthy enough to go on Sunday expect Fant to still get a lot of playing time, just a little further outside.

Seahawks miss having George Fant line up at tight end

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