Seahawks T George Fant, 9 Exclusive Rights Free Agents Sign Tenders
With offseason activities officially underway, the Seahawks took care of some last minute paperwork as several players signed on for the 2019 season.
Along with defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson signing his original-round tender, Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times reports tackle George Fant has signed his second-round tender and nine other players have signed their exclusive rights tenders.
Fant, 26, appeared in all 16 games for Seattle last season after missing the entire 2017 campaign with a torn ACL. Along with playing significant snaps as a sixth lineman and making his first career NFL reception, he started two games late in the season at tackle thanks to injuries to guards D.J. Fluker and J.R. Sweezy.
By signing his tender, Fant will be due to receive $3.095 million for next season and should be in the mix to compete against Germain Ifedi for the starting right tackle spot.
Among the most notable exclusive right agents to sign their tenders, linebacker Austin Calitro and guard Jordan Simmons will return for the 2019 season.
With K.J. Wright sidelined by knee issues most of the year, Calitro started five games and finished his first NFL season with 45 tackles. As for Simmons, he performed admirably in three starts replacing Fluker before going down with a season-ending knee injury of his own in Week 15.
Rounding out the list of exclusive rights signees, receiver J.D. McKissic, safety Shalom Luani, long snapper Tyler Ott, defensive end Branden Jackson, center Joey Hunt, cornerback Kalan Reed, and linebacker Emmanuel Ellerbee also signed their tenders.
Receiver David Moore, who caught 26 passes for 445 yards and five touchdowns, reportedly will sign his tender on Tuesday per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.