Injuries are an unfortunate certainty this time of the year for all football teams.
Whether you’re playing under the Friday night lights, practicing for that big season-opener in college or going through the motions in an NFL Preseason game, players get nicked up. In the Seattle Seahawks’ second preseason contest against the Minnesota Vikings, starting tackle George Fant was lost for the season after tearing his ACL.
So, what did the Seahawks do in response? They called teams around the league looking for offensive line help and landed upon former Iowa Hawkeye, Matt Tobin.
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) August 21, 2017
Tobin, an undrafted free agent back in 2013, signed with the Eagles and has played with the team since being signed. That changed today, as Tobin is moving from the northeast to the northwest, as the Seahawks added Philadelphia’s 2018 seventh round pick and Tobin, while losing its own 2018 fifth round pick.
The 6-foot-6, 290-pound lineman was placed on injured reserve on Dec. 12, 2016 after suffering a knee injury in Week 14 with the Eagles. Throughout Tobin’s collegiate career as a Hawkeye – which began when he walked on to the team – injuries have plagued him.
Tobin played in his final 22 games as a guard and as a tackle while with the Hawkeyes, and his versatility on the offensive line was noted by NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo.
Yes, this move for Seattle is about depth and flexibility. https://t.co/8D1LVepWD0
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 21, 2017
Tobin started in 21 of the 42 games he appeared in with the Philadelphia Eagles.
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