Seahawks to re-sign right guard D.J


The Seahawks found a replacement for J.R. Sweezy on Thursday by signing left guard Mike Iupati.

Kendricks spent the first six years of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles with whom he won a Super Bowl in 2018.

The positive is that Iupati graded out much higher than Seattle guards Sweezy or D.J. Fluker in 2018, according to Pro Football Focus. "They've been competitors and contenders for the nine years I've been in the league".

Seattle should expect more of the same if Iupati is inserted into the team's starting lineup in 2019.

If Iupati can stay healthy - and that's a huge if - this could be a home run of a deal for the Seahawks.

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NFL Network reported Seattle had enticed Fluker to return with a two-year contract that could be worth up to $9 million.

"#UnfinishedBusiness" was among the hashtags Fluker included in a picture that he tweeted after news broke of his deal to remain in Seattle. That followed a 2017 season in which Iupati missed the rest of the season after suffering a triceps injury in Week 1.

Kendricks missed all of October and November due to a suspension stemming from insider trading charges, then suffered a season-ending knee injury in his return on December 10.

Fluker was a big hit for Seattle last year, coming over from the Giants on a one-year deal to reunite with offensive line coach Mike Solari. The veteran dealt with leg injuries at times during the season, but appeared in 10 games for the Seahawks.