Fant became the Seahawks' "sixth lineman" last season, playing in heavy packages for the team's rushing attack. As a result, he was often times lined up in the tight end role, which actually led to Fant securing one reception for nine yards last season. Except him to be used in several different packages in 2019.
The Seahawks would receive a second-round pick in the event that Fant receives an offer sheet the team doesn't want to match, essentially ensuring that the 26-year-old will stick with Seattle for 2019. Fant is expected to serve as a reserve offensive lineman and will see usage as an extra blocker in heavy packages.
Fant (knee) is participating in Monday's practice with a brace on his injured knee, Mike Vorel of the Seattle Times reports.
Fant is reportedly moving well with the brace on his knee, having suffered a torn ACL last August. He's expected to be eased back into action throughout training camp, but he'll ultimately compete for a starting spot on the offensive line barring any setbacks.