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, two days after Seattle coach Pete Carroll yanked the starting right tackle from the lineup during the Seahawks' scrimmage.
The embattled offensive lineman is hoping to keep his starting spot, but didn't help his cause in Saturday's scrimmage when he was flagged for a false
start and a holding penalty. Carroll had seen enough.
"Yeah, I was real disappointed in that," Carroll said. "Real disappointed."
Penalties plagued Ifedi last season when he was flagged 20 times Christian Jones Jersey
, the most penalties for any player in the NFL. New offensive line coach Mike Solari had a long conversation with Ifedi on the
sidelines after he was pulled from the scrimmage.
"We want Germain to be disciplined," Solari said Monday. "It was unacceptable. Just unacceptable and he knows it. We want to give him immediate
feedback. It's just concentration."
Ifedi was a first-round draft choice out of Texas A&M in 2016, but has yet to live up to the lofty expectations. The offensive line overall struggled
most of the 2017 season, but Ifedi received most of the ire from the fans for
his inconsistent play.
Ifedi knows his must eliminate the same mistakes that resurfaced Saturday.
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," Ifedi said. "We know that pre-snap penalties are unacceptable. It's a lesson. You take the good things you did and move on."
Ifedi said Solari told him he has to stay calm in every situation and that composure will be key.
"Coach saw something on the field and he thought it was a good time to take me out and let me cool off. I was fine with it," Ifedi said.
Ifedi was replaced by Isaiah Battle in the scrimmage. Battle is a fourth-year player from Clemson who was acquired in a trade with Kansas City last season.
The Seahawks could also opt to move George Fant to right tackle. Fant missed all
last season after suffering a major knee injury in the preseason and is backing
up Duane Brown at left tackle.
Solari said last week that the best five players will start on the offensive line. He told Ifedi what he expects of him if Ifedi hopes to remain the
"Germain's a good football. He's working on his technique. For a coach, it's never quick enough, but we are demanding that he do it right Tarell Basham Jersey
," Solari said.
Solari is expected to use more man-on-man blocking and less of the zone-blocking concept that predecessor Tom Cable employed. The Seahawks want to
return to being more of the power-running team they were with Marshawn
The Seahawks signed veteran guard D.J. Fluker to improve their run blocking. The other expected starters are Brown, second-year player Ethan Pocic at left
guard and Justin Britt at center. Seattle also signed veteran guard J.R. Sweezy
last week. Sweezy began his career with the Seahawks in 2012 and started on the
Super Bowls teams in the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
The unit's first test will come Thursday night when Seattle opens the preseason against Indianapolis. And there will be plenty of attention on
"It's a big week for me with a new coach," Ifedi said. "Mike is a great coach and you can tell he really cares about us. There's pressure every year to get
better and step up your game. You have to constantly evolve."
The Panthers have signed offensive lineman Tyler Larsen to a two-year contract extension.
Larsen is now under contract through the 2020 season. Financial terms of the contract were not available Wednesday.
Larsen has played in 23 games with 15 starts over the last two seasons with Carolina, working at center and guard. He played in 14 games with 10 starts last
season in place of injured center Ryan Kalil. The Panthers ranked fourth in the
NFL in rushing Billy Price Jersey
, averaging 131.4 yards per game in 2017.
Larsen is viewed by coach Ron Rivera as the team's long-term replacement for Kalil, who has already said 2018 will be his final NFL season.
The extension comes after the Panthers lost starting offensive linemen Daryl Williams and Amini Silatolu to injuries in training camp. Authentic Womens Jeremiah Attaochu Jersey