According to the News Tribune, Seahawks third-year offensive lineman John Moffitt is expected to compete with J.R. Sweezy for the starting right guard spot during training camp.
Moffitt, a third-year pro, and converted defensive lineman Sweezy split practice repetitions at right guard with the first unit during Seattle’s offseason program while the two battle for the starting job.
A seventh-round selection last season who had not played offensive line since youth football, Sweezy was a surprise starter at right guard for the season opener at Arizona.
Sweezy, 24, had a rough game against the Cardinals, but rebounded to start the final two games of the regular season and Seattle’s two playoff games.
At 6-5 and 298 pounds, Sweezy is Seattle’s most athletic lineman, running the 40-yard dash in 4.85 seconds at the NFL scouting combine in 2012. Along with his physical attributes, Cable likes the North Carolina State product’s motor and feisty attitude.
Moffitt, a third-round selection out of Wisconsin in 2011, is considered a technician who can play all three interior line spots. He missed the last seven games of his rookie season with a right knee injury that required surgery.
He has slimmed down this spring, appearing quicker during the team’s offseason program. At 6-4 and 319 pounds, Moffitt, 26, started 15 games his first two years with Seattle.