Seahawks LT George Fant carted off with knee injury

Isaac Cain
August 19, 2017

Seattle Seahawks left tackle George Fant tore his ACL in his right knee during Friday's preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings and will have to undergo season-ending surgery.

Fant was taken off the field on a cart after having an air cast placed on the knee and his demeanor indicated that the injury was serious. Neither has played in two preseason games. Carroll and offensive line coach Tom Cable said this week that the left side of the line appeared set with Fant at tackle and free-agent addition Luke Joeckel at guard.

Edmond Robinson and Emmanuel Lamur had been listed as even on the depth chart at first team. On the first series of the game, Seattle marched 77 yards for a touchdown, with Russell Wilson throwing for 60 of them.

And three of the standouts from last week - Williams, Chris Carson, Blair Walsh - each again took turns in the spotlight.

With the Seahawks thin at receiver with Tyler Lockett and Paul Richardson still out, Williams got the start. He got the call Friday, and responded with four tackles in the first half.

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The Vikings announced that seven different players are not expected to play at all in Friday night's preseason contest at Seattle.

But Minnesota did move it a little bit against Seattle's starting defense.

Reiff was replaced by Rashod Hill and Boone by Nick Easton. Sure enough, he pointed straight at the Vikings' bench after making a 52-yard field goal in the third quarter.

Two weeks prior, Carroll said no Seahawk had made a bigger transformation physically than Fant, who bulked up over 25 pounds this offseason. However, if you don't have the NFL Network or are out of market, you can stream the game or watch a replay if you are a subscriber to NFL Game Pass for all of the preseason games through August.

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