Seahawks news: J.R. Sweezy visited Seattle on Monday
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Former Seahawks guard J.R. Sweezy visited Seattle on Monday

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J.R. Sweezy may not be on the free-agent market for very long. The veteran guard met with and underwent a physical for the Seattle Seahawks on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

This meeting comes on the heels of Sweezy’s release from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday. The 29-year-old lineman missed OTAs and mandatory minicamp as he is still recovering from a broken leg which prematurely ended his season in 2017.

Sweezy was a seventh-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2012. He spent four seasons in Seattle, starting 49 of the 59 games he played at right tackle. He left in 2016 after signing a $32 million deal with the Bucs in free agency. However, he played just 14 games over two seasons with the team after he missed all of the 2016 season due to a back injury.

Sweezy would be a welcome addition to a Seahawks offensive line that remains a bit of a weakness. If he does return to Seattle, he would likely compete with D.J. Fluker for the team’s starting right guard spot. Fluker, the No. 11 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks earlier this offseason.

The Seahawks are relatively young at the guard spots. Fluker is currently the only guard on the roster with more than two years of experience. The Seahawks started a rookie in Ethan Pocic at right guard at the end of last season. However, the departure of Luke Joeckel means that Pocic will likely move over to fill Joeckel’s spot at left guard this season.