Move back to right side just a ‘hurdle’

George Fant had been excited to play left tackle full time, and noted the “vote of confidence” from the Jets when it was announced there wouldn’t even be a training camp competition between him and Mekhi Becton for the offensive line’s most prestigious position.

And yet, through no fault of his own, Fant is now back to the right side — a last-minute switch necessitated by Becton’s injury and the signing of Duane Brown, a natural left tackle. Fant is trying to approach the move as best he can: Head down, get to work and help the team.

“Obviously just another hurdle in the road,” Fant said following Thursday’s practice. “Just something I gotta do. Get back over there and get ready for the season.”

Jets tackle George Fant practices at training camp in Florham Park, N.J.
Jets tackle George Fant practices at training camp.
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It would be understandable for Fant to be frustrated in such a situation. He is in a contract year and, at age 30, has spent much of his career striving for an opportunity such as the one given to him at the start of camp. That has now been ripped away.

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