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Bucs agree to terms with Seattle G J.R. Sweezy



Just hours after signing running back Doug Martin to a five-year, $35.75-million contract, the Bucs added a player he can run behind in Seattle guard J.R. Sweezy.

The 6-foot-5, 300-pound Sweezy started at least 15 games in each of the past three seasons for the Seahawks. He will be a good replacement for seven-time Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins, who retired after 11 saasons Monday.

Sweezy, 26, played defensive end at North Carolina State and wasn't highly sought after coming out of college. But Seahawks offensive line coach Tom Cable thought he could make the switch to offensive line and he was drafted in the seventh round in 2012. He was a college teammate of Bucs' backup quarterback Mike Glennon.

Sweezy would give the Bucs a mostly young offensive line that includes second-year pros Donovan Smith at left tackle and right tackle Ali Marpet.







[Last modified: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 6:01pm]


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