For those worried that the Seattle Seahawks would have two new starting guards on the offensive line heading into the 2019 season, don’t fret!
Following news that the team was signing veteran guard Mike Iupati to a one-year deal, presumably to replace the departed J.R. Sweezy, Mike Garafolo reports that Seattle is on course to finalize a two-year contract with right guard D.J. Fluker.
I thought the Mike Iupati deal might spell the end of G D.J. Fluker in Seattle but no. Source says the #Seahawks are finalizing a two-year deal for Fluker. So their guards this year will be a couple of former first-round picks in Iupati and Fluker.— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 14, 2019
Fluker was signed by the Seahawks on a one-year flyer in the previous offseason, proving to be both a dominant run blocker and surprisingly effective pass blocker. The former San Diego Charger and New York Giant did miss a couple of games due to injury, but nevertheless proved to make a positive impact on Seattle’s o-line.
So barring trade or injury or a surprise roster cut from now until September, it looks as if Seattle’s projected starting offensive line will see four of five starters from last year’s team make it into this upcoming season.