Bucs Agree to Terms with G JR Sweezy

Bucs Find Mankins Replacement in JR Sweezy


Bucs JR Sweezy

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have agreed to terms with free agent offensive guard J.R. Sweezy, providing a replacement for newly-retired left guard Logan Mankins.

The deal is for five years and $32.5 million.

Sweezy (6-5, 296) spent four seasons with the Seahawks, starting 46 regular season games in the last three years. The 26-year-old played in 59 total career games with 49 starts.

On tape, he’s shown the ability to be a strong run blocker but he also showed inconsistency at times and struggled in pass protection.

The Seahawks’ offensive line did much of the same, becoming one of the top rushing attacks in the NFL but also struggling to protect quarterback Russell Wilson.

In 2015, the Seahawks produced the league’s third-best rushing attack, averaging 141.8 yards per game on the ground. They also finished third in 2014 and fourth in 2013.

A seventh-round draft pick in 2012, Sweezy was a teammate of Mike Glennon’s at N.C. State and won a Super Bowl with Clinton McDonald and Tony McDaniel in Seattle.