Cardinals expected to sign J.R. Sweezy

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The Cardinals have reached agreement on a two-year deal with offensive guard J.R. Sweezy, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports.

It continues an active free agency for the Cardinals, who also have agreed to terms with Jordan Hicks and Terrell Suggs.

Sweezy, 29, was a seventh-round pick of the Seahawks in 2012. He played four seasons in Seattle before spending 2016-2017 in Tampa Bay.

Sweezy returned to Seattle last season.

He ranks 98th on PFT’s list of top-100 free agents.

12 responses to “Cardinals expected to sign J.R. Sweezy

  1. Depth signing. Trade the first pick and build the team.The fact is next year they may have the # 1 again. Let’s be realistic here.

  2. eagles gave up 30 points vs Texans and rams after foles took over eagles gave up less than 30 points in 5 of wentz losses so you lied. the fact is the eagles team plays much better with foles they try much harder for him

  3. Guard was already Seattle’s biggest need behind Kicker. Sweezy sucked. Fluker about the same. (See PFF grades and rankings) Simmons steps into Sweezy spot at LG. No problem. Run game will not miss a beat. The best part of Sweezy and Fluker is they are known quantities with a year of experience with Brian Schottenheimer under their belt, and most importantly, they were both cheap at 1.5M/yr each. That is why they were wanted back. God bless the Cardinals, I hope they pay Sweezy handsomely so Hawks net a 2020 comp pick. Duane Brown at left tackle and George Fant as a 6th O-lineman is what made the running game work last season.

  4. diehard82 says:
    March 12, 2019 at 7:59 pm
    Guard was already Seattle’s biggest need behind Kicker. Sweezy sucked. Fluker about the same. (See PFF grades and rankings) Simmons steps into Sweezy spot at LG. No problem. Run game will not miss a beat. The best part of Sweezy and Fluker is they are known quantities with a year of experience with Brian Schottenheimer under their belt, and most importantly, they were both cheap at 1.5M/yr each. That is why they were wanted back. God bless the Cardinals, I hope they pay Sweezy handsomely so Hawks net a 2020 comp pick. Duane Brown at left tackle and George Fant as a 6th O-lineman is what made the running game work last season.
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    I actually watch the game. Sweezy and Fluker were both the main reasons for SEA’s drastic OL improvement last season as both are decent pass blockers but bull dozers in the run game, which is exactly what SEA did last season was run the ball. SEA’s OL was garbage before those two were signed and will going back to being garbage in 2019.

    Arizona’s line on the other hand will be drastically improved w/ all their starters returning healthy. AZ just added RT Marcus Gilbert who is one of the best RT’s in the NFL healthy and is elite in pass protection. RG JR Sweezy is a dominant run blocker and good enough in pass pro, Center Mason Cole is going to be a very good Center for a long time to come & should make a big jump in his 2nd year next season, the addition of Sweezy allows Justin Pugh to move back to his natural position at LG where he’s far better excelling both in pass-pro and the run game, and LT DJ Humphries is a dominant run blocker and above-avg pass protector his biggest issue is staying on the field. And Arizona went out and hired one of the best OL coach’s in the NFL.
    The Cardinals have solid backups to in G/C A.Q Shipley, OT Korey Cunningham who could be a starting caliber LT playing at a high level as a rookie thrown into the fire & solid T/G John Wetzel back healthy.

    O and Arizona has 11 draft picks in the upcoming draft including the first pick in each of the first 7 rounds allowing AZ to add a couple more offensive linemen including one of the top OG’s in the 2nd round of the draft heading into camp. Arizonas OL is in a much better place heading into 2019 & David Johnson used properly again running behind that OL will do serious damage including as a receiver once again where he’ll see 140-145 targets again as a receiver.

  5. PFT ranked him 98/100 for a reason! Don’t see the upgrade but maybe he has a break out year!

  6. That’s the 5th player qualifying as a compensation eligible pick for the Seahawks. With Earl Thomas still yet to go and several others that may be lost, it seems that in 2020 the team will be granted some comp picks, even if the Seahawks start to grab a few free agents in the next few days.

  7. B+ run blocker…D+ pass protector. If you’re expecting him to pass block in Kingsbury’s air raid offense this is a bad signing Arizona, even Hawkkiller will tell you that. Can’t tell you how many time a D tackle or linebacker blew right past him untouched straight towards Wilson. He IS a nasty run blocker though.

  8. yeah – this one doesn’t bother me a bit. Sweezy was a liability in pass pro – just too slow laterally, even for a guard. and he’s not the dominant run blocker that Fluker is – so it doesn’t make up for it.

    really hope they bring Fluker back though . .

  9. People should trust watching the games rather than PFF focus. Seattle led the NFL in rushing this year in part to Sweezy and Fluker. Sweezy would blast people and create giant holes at the second level.

    His pass blocking struggled at times as the year ended. But many sacks were Wilson holding the ball too long. Well after 2.5 seconds.

    PFF seems to really struggle with something at offensive line because things dont seem to add up with what is actually happening in games.

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