After 1st Start, Seattle’s Germain Ifedi Hopes Rust is Gone
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Rookie Germain Ifedi was admittedly a little off when he finally made his regular-season debut on the Seattle Seahawks offensive line three weeks later than originally planned.
It wasn't the speed of the game or the scheme of the opponent. It was simply being back on the field for a full game for the first time as a pro.
Ifedi's return at right guard during Seattle's Week 4 victory over the New York Jets finally put the Seahawks offensive line fully in place.
Ifedi missed the first three weeks of the regular season after suffering a sprained ankle in practice just days before the season opener against Miami. The injury led to significant changes on the offensive line with J'Marcus Webb — having not played guard all training camp — stepping into Ifedi's spot for the first three weeks.
But the job was Ifedi's from the start and the Seahawks hope his return in Week 4 is just the start of improved play along the entire offensive line.