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J.R. Sweezy | Guard | #73

Team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/8/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 298
College: North Carolina State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 7 (225) / SEA
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Bucs LG J.R. Sweezy is recovering from a "procedure," and will miss OTAs and minicamp.
Coach Dirk Koetter refused to disclose said procedure, opting instead for the #CompetitiveAdvantage. Sweezy was durable with the Seahawks, missing only two games over the past three years. He should be ready for training camp. Apr 26 - 3:05 PM

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J.R. Sweezy will play left guard for the Bucs.

Sweezy was a right guard in Seattle, but the Bucs have a hole on the left side after Logan Mankins' retirement. "As far as I know, I will be playing left guard which I’m OK with," Sweezy said. "Being right-hand dominant, it was easier to start with the right, but now after playing it for four years and finally understanding and being comfortable with the position, I feel fully comfortable in being able to play left." A bigger name than talent, Sweezy will be a big step down from Mankins.
Mar 11 - 10:18 PM

Buccaneers signed OG J.R. Sweezy, formerly of the Seahawks, to a five-year, $32.5 million contract.

Losing Sweezy, LB Bruce Irvin, and NT Brandon Mebane (so far), Seattle will be set up well in the compensatory draft pick process. Although Sweezy has a big name, he was a 16-game starter on one of the NFL's worst offensive lines last season, and graded out 69th among 82 qualifiers in PFF's guard grades. The 27-year-old (in April) will be tasked with replacing retired Logan Mankins.
Mar 9 - 5:44 PM

The Baton Route Advocate adds the Saints to the list of teams "in the mix" for free agent OG J.R. Sweezy.

Either Sweezy has a talkative agent or he's generating a lot more interest than should be indicative of his 2015 on-field play. Turning 27 next month, Sweezy has been linked to Atlanta, Denver, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Tampa Bay, San Francisco, and the Jets. He's expected to command $6 million annually.
Mar 9 - 11:54 AM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Falcons are "in the mix" for free agent OG J.R. Sweezy.

Atlanta is also chasing free agent C Alex Mack as they look to improve the interior of their offensive line. Sweezy is reportedly receiving interest from several other teams as well, including the Broncos, Jets, 49ers, Bucs and Jaguars. Atlanta should not overpay in a deep guard market.
Mar 9 - 10:11 AM

NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports the Broncos are a "team to pay attention to" for free agent OG J.R. Sweezy.

The Broncos need guard help after releasing RG Louis Vasquez on Tuesday. Sweezy has had a surprisingly hot market leaked through the media and appears set to land $5-6 million per year despite having up-and-down seasons in Seattle. More than six teams have been connected to Sweezy.
Mar 9 - 8:58 AM

NFL draft insider Tony Pauline reports the Jets are "in the mix" for free agent OG J.R. Sweezy.

Despite a sub-par 2015 season, Sweezy is generating a lot of buzz during the legal-tampering period. He's been linked to the Bucs, Jaguars, 49ers, and now the Jets. Sweezy is expected to command around $6 million per season. Sweezy flashes in the run game but was a major pass-protection liability in Seattle.
Mar 8 - 6:15 PM

The 49ers are expected to be "in the mix" for free agent OG J.R. Sweezy.

49ers GM Trent Baalke's utter inability to successfully draft offensive linemen has put San Francisco in position to overpay for a replacement-level guard like Sweezy. Sweezy has also been connected to the Buccaneers and Jaguars.
Mar 8 - 11:42 AM

The Tampa Bay Times reports free agent OG J.R. Sweezy "has drawn attention" from the Bucs and Jaguars.

Both clubs have a ton of cap space, and bad NFL teams tend to have an affinity for free agents from good teams. Sweezy was a league-average starter at best for the Seahawks, but he appears destined to get overpaid. Sweezy has a connection in Jacksonville, where Gus Bradley landed after leaving Seattle.
Mar 7 - 8:23 PM

The Seattle Times reports there's been "increasing thought" that the Seahawks will "do what they can" to re-sign free agent RG J.R. Sweezy.

Sweezy is viewed as easier to retain than LT Russell Okung, while keeping him would mean the Seahawks return 4-of-5 starters along their offensive line. Sweezy has been an annual liability in Pro Football Focus' ratings, but is durable. He turns 27 in April.
Mar 3 - 7:32 PM

Seahawks OG J.R. Sweezy is lining up as the team's starting right guard at offseason workouts.

Sweezy, a college defensive tackle, started five games at right guard as a rookie last season, but he didn't fare all that well. Pro Football Focus credited him with giving up two sacks and ten hurries. 2011 first-rounder James Carpenter (knee, head) was expected to be ready to go in March, so it's unclear if the Seahawks project him to be a starter in 2013. Paul McQuistan is the other starting guard.
Fri, May 3, 2013 01:00:00 PM

Seahawks seventh-round pick J.R. Sweezy continues to work as the team's starting right guard.

A defensive tackle at N.C. State, Sweezy was initially considered a long-term project. Thanks to projected starter John Moffitt's elbow surgery, however, Sweezy stepped into the starting lineup and hasn't looked back. Moffitt has since returned to practice, but Sweezy continues to work with the starters.
Tue, Aug 28, 2012 09:13:00 PM

Seahawks selected N.C. State G J.R. Sweezy with the No. 225 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft.

Sweezy played defensive end at N.C. State, but the Seahawks will ask him to make the transition to guard. Standing at 6'5/298, he's a decent athlete, but plays stiff. If the tough switch to the offensive line pans out, he'll add depth on the interior of Seattle's offensive line.
Sat, Apr 28, 2012 06:14:00 PM

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