Seahawks Re-Sign Veteran G J.R. Sweezy


The Seattle Seahawks announced Wednesday that they’ve re-signed veteran G J.R. Sweezy to a contract and waived G Avery Young with an injury designation.

It was clear that Sweezy returning to Seattle was a move worth watching, considering that the Seahawks brought him in for a visit shortly after he was released by the Buccaneers.

Sweezy, 29, is a former seventh-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2012. He played out his rookie contract with Seattle before signing a five-year, $32.5 million deal with the Buccaneers in 2016.

Sweezy was set to make base salaries of $6.5 million and $5.75 million over the next two years when Tampa Bay cut him loose in a move that freed up $6.5million of cap room.

In 2017, Sweezy appeared in 14 games for the Buccaneers. Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 53 overall guard out of 77 qualifiers.

We had him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.


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