NFC Notes: Buccaneers, Redskins, Seahawks

Buccaneers

  • Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times writes that the Buccaneers will likely turn to some of their younger players at right guard following the release of veteran G J.R. Sweezy on Friday.
  • Auman specifically mentions Caleb Benenoch, rookie Alex Cappa and Evan Smith as the players to watch for the Bucs this summer.

Redskins

  • Kareem Copeland of the Washington Post writes that Redskins G Brandon Scherff is the next guard in line to land to a massive extension.
  • Scherff stands to make a base salary of just $705,000 for the 2018 season, but this will increase to $12.5 million next year under the fifth-year option.
  • This offseason, Cowboys G Zack Martin and Jaguars G Andrew Norwell both landed massive contract extensions that leave them as the No. 2 and No. 3 highest paid offensive linemen $14 million per year and $13.3  million respectively.

Seahawks

  • Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times points out that the Seahawks have shown “zero hesitation” when it comes to bringing back former players, so he wouldn’t be all that surprised to see them consider re-signing G J.R. Sweezy, who was released by the Buccaneers on Friday.
  • One concern with bringing Sweezy back is the fact that the Seahawks replaced OL coach Tom Cable this offseason with Mike Solari and the expectation is that Solari will add some more varied schemes to what has been predominantly a zone-blocking system.
  • Condotta notes that Seattle has been looking to get bigger up front, which explains their decision to sign D.J. Fluker this offseason.
  • Even so, Condotta doesn’t rule out the possibility of them bringing Sweezy back if they feel that it’s a low-risk move for them.

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