Bucs Improve Oline

Credit: USA TODAY Sports
Today, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed former Seattle Seahawk offensive guard J.R. Sweezy, according to Rick Stroud. Sweezy is only 26 years of age and was one of the better offensive guards out in the market. Now, do not forget he was the most consistent offensive linemen in Seattle last year.

Next, Sweezy will receive a five-year deal worth $32.5mil. He is a balanced guard that plays both the run and pass well. He has started 49 games in his career (reliable) and will either start as the right guard and move Ali Marpet to the left side or move Sweezy to the left guard position. He started 15 games last year. He is one of the reasons why Marshawn Lynch always had big seasons in production in Seattle.

Finally, Sweezy will join a really good offensive line. He will join Donovan Smith, Joe Hawley, Ali Marpet, and either Demar Dotson or Gosder Cherilus in the starting lineup. Doug Martin will love running behind Sweezy and Smith as he mostly did last year with Smith and Mankins. With Mankins retiring, the Bucs needed to address this position and did so. Good pickup Jason Licht. One more piece and Dirk Koetter’s offense is complete.

Grade: A

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