Seahawks rumors: Mike Iupati contract agreed, D.J. Fluker to return to sea

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 02: D.J. Fluker # 78 of the Seattle Seahawks during pre-game warm-ups before the San Francisco 49ers match at CenturyLink Field on December 2, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr / Getty Images)

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the Seattle Seahawks upgraded their offensive line on Thursday with the addition of Mike Iupati and the re-signature of D.J. Fluker.

according to Mike Garafolo from the NFL Network, Iupati signed a one-year contract with the team. Garafolo reported later, Fluker signed a two-year contract to stay in Seattle.

The two men will likely become the Seahawks' starting guard for the 2019 season.

Bob Condotta of Seattle weather speculated on their potential matches:

Bob Condotta @bcondotta

It should be noted that Iupati was almost solely a left guard in his career in the NFL. Fluker played at RG. So yes, it could be Seattle's plan here to hook up Iupati at LG and sign Fluker again at RG.

Last year, J.R. Sweezy, starting as a goalkeeper, went on the attack and signed with the Arizona Cardinals on a two-year contract, by Ian Rapoport of the NFL network.

Iupati was a first round pick in the 2010 draft and a quadruple Pro Bowler with the San Francisco 49ers and cardinals, but he struggled recently. He missed most of the year 2017 due to an elbow injury, while a knee injury cut short his 2018 season.

However, Mike Jurecki of the Cardinals' official website noted that the 31-year-old has declared himself in good health after last season:

Mike Jurecki @mikejurecki

Speaking to Iupati after the end of the season, he told me that he was finally healthy after being injured in the last two years. He also said that he preferred to play on the west coast. The Jets offered more money and decided to sign with the Cardinals. https://t.co/UoAGavCNWQ

He will have the chance to prove it on a one – year contract with Seattle, which could allow him to earn a bigger salary for the next off season.

Meanwhile, Fluker was rewarded for his game by a one year contract, having started nine of the ten games that he has played. Unfortunately, the 2013 first-round pick has its own injury problems after missing 13 regular-season games in the past two seasons.

In good health, the Seahawks have set up a line that can open raceways. However, the ability to stay on the ground will be a major point of questioning the guard.

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