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J.R. Sweezy signs with the Buccaneers

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The Seahawks will be looking for a new right guard. J.R. Sweezy, who started at that spot for Seattle for the past three seasons, is headed to Tampa Bay as the newest Buccaneer.

As I told Niners Nation's David Fucillo this week, Sweezy's been tough and reliable, and plays a very physical brand of football. He's much better in the run game than in the passing game -- he's good at finding and targeting people on the second level in the run game -- but too often gets worked in pass protection.

Has been a starter for three years but there's not much evidence that he's improved greatly during those three years, which is concerning because he actually made the switch from the defensive line to the offensive line out of college. You'd think he'd gradually show improvement as he learns the offensive side of the ball but it seems like there was a bit of a plateau there.

That said, he's been healthy mostly the past three years (hence reliable), is still young, is very athletic, and plays nasty. I'm sure teams will liked this, and I'm guessing that's why he got so much interest from the Bucs. It will be interesting to see how much money he got, and whether or not we hear if the Seahawks made a strong push for him.

Seattle will likely turn to Mark Glowinski as his replacement, plus they may look to free agency and the draft to increase competition there.

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