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J.R. Sweezy getting interest from Buccaneers and many others

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one of at least nine teams interested in Seattle Seahawks guard J.R. Sweezyaccording to Rand Getlin. Rick Stroud confirmed that report.

Sweezy, a converted defensive end, has started all but two games over the past three seasons for the Seattle Seahawks. He's played almost exclusively at right guard, which makes him a curious fit for the Bucs: they need a left guard, and they're not moving Ali Marpet away from the right guard position. More than that, the Bucs like what Kevin Pamphile did at left guard in limited time last year and are unlikely to guarantee Sweezy a starting position.

All of that to say that the Bucs may be interested in Sweezy, but they're unlikely to sign him. He can find a guaranteed starting job elsewhere, and likely better money as well. The Bucs were linked to former Panthers guard Nate Chandler as well and it's clear that they want to add some depth and perhaps even a starter at left guard. But Sweezy seems like a poor fit.