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Duane Brown won’t play vs. Cardinals

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NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Carolina Panthers Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks are banged up and they’ll be down their starting left tackle for Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals.

On Saturday afternoon, the team announced that Duane Brown, who’s been dealing with biceps and knee issues throughout the week, has been downgraded from questionable to OUT. It’ll be the team’s third game without Brown this season, having been without his services against the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens.

Starting in Brown’s place will once again be George Fant. We have seen Fant groomed to be a tackle, and he’s often featured throughout this season as an extra offensive lineman and occasional TE. When he was matched up with helmet-throwing extraordinaire Myles Garrett, there were plenty of pressures allowed.

Somehow I have a feeling that there will be a lot of help provided for Mr. Fant against Chandler Jones, one of the best pass rushers in the game who’s among the league-leaders in sacks. A failure to do that would be utterly terrifying.

Add in Jadeveon Clowney and Quandre Diggs being listed a doubtful for Sunday and you have yourself a shorthanded Seahawks squad against a team (albeit a bad one this year) that has beaten them in Seattle four out of the last six seasons.