Sep 30, 2018; Glendale, AZ, USA; Seattle Seahawks guard J.R. Sweezy (64) against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

J.R. Sweezy signs one-day contract with Seahawks, retires

Guard J.R. Sweezy will retire as a member of the Seattle Seahawks after signing a one-day contract with the team on Friday.

Sweezy, 33, spent five seasons with the Seahawks after being selected by the team in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He was a defensive lineman with North Carolina State before moving to the other side of the ball with Seattle.

Sweezy became a starting guard in 2013 and helped the Seahawks to a pair of Super Bowl appearances, including a title to conclude the 2013 season.

“We’re honored to announce that we’ve signed J.R. Sweezy to a one-day contract to retire as a Seahawk. Thank you, J.R.!” the Seahawks wrote on Twitter.

Sweezy signed with Tampa Bay in 2016 and spent two years with the Buccaneers before rejoining the Seahawks in 2018. He played the next two seasons with the Arizona Cardinals before spending training camp in 2021 with the New Orleans Saints, who released him before the start of the season.

–Field Level Media

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling (83) drops a pass in the first quarter as he is covered by Chicago Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara (20) Sunday, December 15, 2019, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Dan Powers/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

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Saints sign CB Prince Amukamara, two others

The New Orleans Saints signed free agent cornerbacks Prince Amukamara and KeiVarae Russell as well as offensive guard J.R. Sweezy to contracts on Monday.

The Saints also waived defensive lineman Lorenzo Neal and defensive back Lawrence Woods and placed tight end Dylan Soehner on injured reserve.

Amukamara, 32, last played a regular-season game in 2019 with the Chicago Bears. He has recorded 477 tackles and 10 interceptions in 113 games (99 starts) since being selected by the New York Giants with the 19th overall pick of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Russell, 27, collected 22 tackles and an interception in 21 career games with the Cincinnati Bengals and Green Bay Packers.

Sweezy, 32, has played in 117 career games (104 starts) with the Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Arizona Cardinals.

–Field Level Media