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Seahawks add Luke Joeckel

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Luke Joeckel didn’t pan out after the Jaguars took him with the second overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft and he’ll try for a better outcome as a low-profile free agent signing in Seattle.

According to multiple reports, Joeckel is signing a one-year deal with the Seahawks. Joeckel became a free agent because the Jaguars opted not to exercise their fifth-year option on his contract or negotiate a new deal.

Joeckel washed out at left tackle in Jacksonville before kicking inside to play left guard during his final year with the team. That experiment proved to be a short-lived one thanks to a knee injury that brought his season to an end after just four games.

It’s not clear where the Seahawks plan to play Joeckel, but their line figures to be a work in progress for much of the offseason as they try to find a more effective mix of players than they employed last year.

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19 Responses to “Seahawks add Luke Joeckel”
  1. omeimontis says: Mar 9, 2017 4:18 PM

    Typical of Seattle. Looking in the trash heap for hidden gems.

  2. seabrawk12 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:19 PM

    Great. Another project.

  3. minson15 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:25 PM

    With Tom Cable this will be a good signing. Two Texas A&M guys on the line.

  4. osiris33 (bandwagon since 1976) says: Mar 9, 2017 4:26 PM

    Rumors of this for a couple years now. They must see something they like.

  5. fmckenney says: Mar 9, 2017 4:30 PM

    Low risk, possible high reward in Cables system…good deal.

  6. rdubluv12 says: Mar 9, 2017 4:30 PM

    As a Hawks fan, I’m not sure how much more of this experimental o-line BS I can endure. I really want to have faith in Schneider and the coaches but this is just crazy. I understand funds are tight so it’s slim picking but it’s like they have ZERO interest in actually solidifying this line and keeping their 82 million dollar investment QB protected. Maybe this guy is just a camp body to spark competition but if this turns out to be another Webb or Sowell disaster there’s going to be a lot of angry fans.

  7. 23rdusernameused says: Mar 9, 2017 4:38 PM

    Luke Bustel? The same guy the JAGUARS let go after 2 or 3 years, THE JAGUARS!?!? ouch!

  8. xcflqb7 says: Mar 9, 2017 5:12 PM

    Looking back that had to be one of the worst first rounds ever – Fisher, Joeckel and Dion Jordan 1-2-3 , none of whom produced at a 3rd round level, EJ Manual to boot ug

  9. richardfg7 says: Mar 9, 2017 5:26 PM

    This is getting really old . Another failed player from another team that’s going to eat up cap space , a roster spot and coaching time and energy before being cut in the end . I don’t get it . Lack of quality play from the o-line has neutered the offense leaving the defense on the field the entire game zapping their strength before the fourth quarter. How many games were lost last year because of late come backs by the opposition ? It all starts in the trenches .

  10. bonecrushinghits says: Mar 9, 2017 5:40 PM

    one. Year. Dynasty.

  11. chawk12thman says: Mar 9, 2017 5:56 PM

    Remembering back, I Was disappointed and would have loved it if Seahawks had drafted him, initially. Now? Hopefully the front office has information that shows this relatively young player can be successful on the Hawk O-Line. One positive; he already has played in the position.

  12. hawkforlife says: Mar 9, 2017 6:07 PM

    You never know what a change in scenery will do for a player but I for one don’t agree with the above statement that the offense was neutered last year. They were 12th overall on offense. I actually like what that O line could become with a year of actual game experience and a full training camp.

  13. thebirdofprey says: Mar 9, 2017 6:19 PM

    All I will say about this is its better than Bradley Sowell and J’marcus Webb signings last year.

    O-line right now its Justin Britt and sub-par everything else. Ifedi came out camp looking like a stud but it was all down hill from there. George Fant has some serious upside.

  14. Danielle Ni Dhighe says: Mar 9, 2017 6:45 PM

    The defense is starting to age. The QB is starting to get injured. The window is closing. The only thing consistently holding the team back is the offensive line, and the Schneider/Carroll/Cable way of developing the O-line has been failing year after year, so why should we have faith that it will suddenly work now?

  15. fumblenuts says: Mar 9, 2017 8:04 PM

    Maybe Tom Cable can work his magic on Joke Joeckel…..who knows?

  16. Moudabo says: Mar 9, 2017 9:08 PM

    Whoever said that Joeckel was the surest thing
    in that draft, must have been joking.

  17. shoutin' get off my lawn says: Mar 9, 2017 11:12 PM

    He was an extreme disappointment to a team that would have been happy with C+ line play. He turned in D- line play, time after time. Wilson is gonna get crushed again this year, third year in a row!

  18. damadhatterb says: Mar 10, 2017 10:04 AM

    One thing Seattle fans can be optimistic about is although Joeckel had a pretty disappointing career with the Jaguars, he was noticeably better last season before he went down with an injury. He was never great at run blocking, but he seemed to be much better at pass protection last year in the 4 games he played. Joeckel gets criticized harder than others that play his position due to him being drafted as high as he was in what turned out to be one of the worst drafts in a decade. That’s on the Jaguars’ front office, not him. Overall, he is a serviceable linemen that could turn out to be a much improved player with a different set of players and coaching staff around him.

  19. winninaintsinnin says: Mar 10, 2017 5:43 PM

    Hawks have too many players more interested in “brand” & “celebrity” than football.

    Yes I’m looking at you Sherman and Russ WRF was up with that picture?

    Embarrassing

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