Sweezy suffered an ankle injury last week, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
It appears that Sweezy has been sidelined since rolling his ankle last week, and given he's been out for that long, chances are he will not play in Thursday's preseason opener.
Sweezy rejoins Seattle, where he spent the 2012-15 seasons, after being waived by Tampa. The 29-year-old missed the entirety of the Buccaneers' offseason program with an unspecified leg injury, but appears to now be healthy. Sweezy adds depth to a Seahawks O-line that was ranked 27th of 32 teams by Pro Football Focus in 2017.
Sweezy was released by the Buccaneers on Friday, Jenna Laine of ESPN reports.
Sweezy missed Tampa's entire offseason program while recovering from an unspecified leg injury, and the team waited until he was healthy before letting him go. The offensive lineman will now return to the free-agent market two years removed from signing five-year, $32.5 million contract with the Buccaneers. Playing 14 games in 2017, Sweezy graded out as Pro Football Focus' 64th-ranked guard out of 80 qualifiers.
Sweezy (lower leg) has not yet been cleared of his injury, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Sweezy suffered a leg injury late in the year, forcing him on injured reserve with two games left in the season. The 28-year-old's return will be key if the Buccaneers hope to turn around their offensive line play in 2018, after the team was the sixth-lowest in rushing yards last season while allowing 40 sacks.
Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter said that Sweezy, who suffered a lower-leg injury in Monday's 24-21 loss to the Falcons, would be placed on injured reserve, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
The Buccaneers' offensive line was already one of the NFL's weaker units, so the loss of Sweezy may only further hurt the team's pass-protection and run-blocking efforts. Joe Hawley will likely serve as Sweezy's primary replacement at right guard over the Buccaneers' final two games of the season.
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