The Cardinals are adding depth to their offensive line.
According to a report from the NFL Network, Arizona is working out a two-year deal with guard J.R. Sweezy.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 12, 2019
The addition of Sweezy, 29, comes on the heels of reported deals with outside linebacker Terrell Suggs and linebacker Jordan Hicks.
Sweezy was selected as a seventh-round pick by the Seahawks in 2012 draft. He played four seasons in Seattle before spending 2016-2017 in Tampa Bay.
He returned to the Pacific Northwest for the 2018 season.
Sweezy has played mostly at right guard. However, last season he spent some time at left. He has appeared in at least 14 games every year, with the exception of his rookie season and 2016 when he sat out due to a back surgery.
He is expected to play right guard on Arizona’s offensive line, which has been riddled with injuries the last two years.
In 2018, the Cardinals’ O-line ranked 28th in sacks allowed (52). The lowly season 3-13 season — which saw the dismissal of first-year coach Steve Wilks — also saw a dismal running attack.
The O-line blocked for the fewest rushing yards per carry (3.8) and the fewest total rushing yards (1,342).