According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, free agent offensive lineman JR Sweezy has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Sweezy primarily played guard for the Seattle Seahawks the past four seasons.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2016
Drafted out of North Carolina State in 2012 by the Seahawks, he was new to the offensive line, as in college he played defensive tackle. His departure should not come as a shock to the Seahawks, as Sweezy was bound to field his fair share of offers and Seattle currently has little cap space to compete with the offers he would receive.
Sweezy started all 16 games for the Seahawks last year, although as a unit their play was shaky at best. He will get the chance to replace the retiring Logan Mankins, and many expect 2015 fourth-round pick Mark Glowinski to replace Sweezy in Seattle.
With Sweezy’s departure, Seattle has lost three starters on just the first day of NFL free agency.
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