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Jets sign George Fant to three-year deal

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The New York Jets just love signing free agent Seattle Seahawks offensive linemen, and 2020 is no exception.

Swing tackle and part-time tight end George Fant has agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract that will surely see him get that starting spot he’s wanted.

Previously, the Jets had signed ex-Seahawks right tackle Breno Giacomini in 2014 free agency and former Seattle left guard James Carpenter in 2015.

Fant was a former basketball player and backup TE at Western Kentucky, joining the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent in 2016. Thanks to a midseason injury to Bradley Sowell, Fant became Seattle’s starting left tackle for the remainder of the year and figured to be the team’s starter in 2017. Unfortunately, a blown ACL in preseason not only ended his season, but essentially created the need to trade for Duane Brown.

Over the past two years, Fant has been a reserve tackle and extra offensive lineman in jumbo packages. Sometimes he would line up at tight end or, more famously, at wide receiver.

Farewell, Fant.