Seahawks first-round pick Germain Ifedi suffered a high-ankle sprain in practice yesterday, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). The injury will sideline the offensive lineman for a few weeks.
Ifedi was slated to start for Seattle at guard and the team’s confidence in his ability to play right away surely played a factor in their decision to cut former Pro Bowl guard Jahri Evans this offseason. With Bradley Sowell, Mark Glowinski, Justin Britt, and Garry Gilliam taking up the other starting spots on the O-Line, the Seahawks will probably have to turn to third-round rookie Rees Odhiambo to fill in for Ifedi.
Ifedi was selected with the 31st overall pick after the Seahawks traded down from No. 26. Because the Patriots didn’t have a first-round pick this year, the former Texas A&M lineman represented the final pick of the 31-player first round. The Seahawks are planning to start Ifedi on the interior line for now before eventually moving him to tackle.
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