Free agency: Seahawks signing guard Mike Iupati


Guard Mike Iupati is making his contrivance across the NFC West.
The primitive Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers blocker is signing a one-12 months contract with the Seattle Seahawks, NFL Community’s Mike Garafolo experiences.
The primitive first-spherical capture of the 49ers spent the past four seasons with the Cardinals. The 31-12 months-ancient guard has handled anguish factors the past two years hindering his productivity, taking part in in exactly one recreation in 2017, and ending the 2018 campaign on injured reserve with a knee anguish after 10 tilts.
When wholesome, Iupati is a stellar walk blocker that suits neatly with the flooring-heavy Seahawks offensive plans. Pro Football Focus ranked him because the No. 6 graded walk blocker amongst guards who played extra than 300 snaps.
With ex-Seahawks guard J.R. Sweezy signing with the Cardinals, Iupati can also accrued plod in Seattle’s line as an upgraded walk blocker.
The Iupati deal did no longer spell the prime of guard D.J. Fluker. Seattle is finalizing a two-12 months deal for the primitive first-spherical capture, Garafolo reported.
Listed below are other transactions we’re tracking on Thursday:
1. Running back Le’Veon Bell’s contract with the Jets entails a $8 million signing bonus with $25 million fully guaranteed by Sunday, NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero reported, per a source told of the deal. He’ll receive $14.5 million by 12 months 1, $26 million by 12 months 2, $39.5 million by 12 months 3 and $52.5 million by 12 months 4, Pelissero added.
2. The Chargers are giving quarterback Tyrod Taylor a two-12 months care for an $11 million depraved, NFL Community Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. He gets $6 million guaranteed in 12 months 1, Rapoport added.
3. The Steelers are re-signing defensive address Dan McCullers to a two-12 months deal price $2.75 million, Garafolo reported.
4. The Dallas Cowboys are keeping wideout Tavon Austin, per Garafolo. They’ve agreed to a deal.
5. The Eagles signed wideout DeSean Jackson to a weird three-12 months contract by 2021, the crew launched. Huge receiver Nelson Agholor launched that he’s going to be back with the crew in 2019. Agholor, a first-spherical capture back in 2015, is role to construct $9.387 million on his fifth-12 months possibility, and it became as soon as no longer a given that he’d be back in Philly for the upcoming season.

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