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Sweezy takes hold of starting job

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Sweezy takes hold of starting job

CURTIS CRABTREE,Associated Press

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Two years ago, J.R. Sweezy was playing defensive tackle at North Carolina State. Now, he’s a starting offensive guard for the Seattle Seahawks.

It’s quite a transition for a player to make once he reaches the professional level but Sweezy has acclimated entering his second season playing the position and earned the trust of the Seahawks coaching staff.

Sweezy had been battling with John Moffitt for the starting job at right guard. Through two preseason games, the Seahawks had seen enough from Sweezy to declare him the winner of the competition.

 

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