Seahawks could keep guards J.R. Sweezy and D.J. Fluker long term
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By Andy Patton

The Seattle Seahawks have found a winning combination on the offensive line, starting free agent guards D.J. Fluker and J.R. Sweezy at right and left guard – which has lead to three straight 100-yard rushing games from the backfield.

While neither Sweezy or Fluker are very young, it sounds like the Seahawks hope to keep them around for a while.

“Yeah, absolutely,” coach Pete Carroll answered when asked about Fluker and Sweezy’s long-term future in Seattle. “We feel like we have the core of a group that can really make a difference and I felt this before and I’ve talked about it before in years past – when you sense that the core is there, now it’s time to build around that and fortify that. As we have done in the past, we would like to move in that direction if possible.”

Fluker and Sweezy are joined up front by tackles Duane Brown and Germain Ifedi and center Justin Britt. Brown recently signed an extension to stay in Seattle. The team also has young backups in Ethan Pocic and George Fant, who are still on their rookie...



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