He may have one of the most awesome names in the NFL, but JR Sweezy is not worth pursuing.
The former Seattle Seahawks offensive lineman was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recently, just two years into his five-year deal.
Sweezy played fairly well for Seattle in his four years there, but his early cut from Tampa Bay is a direct result of him being unable to stay healthy, which is the current problem with the Seahawhs' O-line.
If the Seahawks do have any thoughts about pursuing him, they should scrap them now.
How much better would Sweezy be than Fluker? It’s not like JR is a Pro Bowler. Given the state of OLs in general, Tampa would have kept him if they thought he had much left.— Paul Goode (@paul_pkgoode) June 30, 2018
After the Bucs signed the 29-year-old guard in 2016, he underwent back surgery and had to be put on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Last year he was placed on injured reserve in late December with a leg injury.
It's unclear what exactly his health situation is like currently, but again, his release from the Bucs is a bad sign. He had missed OTAs and mandatory minicamp while trying to recover.
This is not the type of player the Seahawks need to go after right now. Focus on the guys you have and staying healthy.