The Seahawks then completed the ultimate offensive line swap, immediately signing Arizona guard Mike Iupati away from the Cardinals on a presumably cheap, one-year deal. Fluker and J.R. Sweezy eligible for free agency. But the Seahawks retained Fluker on Thursday. The financial terms of the deal have yet to be announced.
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo first reported the one-year deal between the Seahawks and Iupati.
Last offseason, Fluker signed a one-year, $1.5 million contract with the Seahawks.
Fluker was a key influence in Seattle's resurgence as the top running team in the NFL. Wright is expected to be fully recovered from the knee injury that limited the linebacker to just five starts for the Seahawks in 2018. "Attitude-wise, you couldn't imagine a guy having more of an impact". I think he played better than he did the year before for (offensive-line coach) Mike (Solari) with the Giants.
"You could see his style come to life".
In the attached video, Huard and co-host Mike Salk tackle that topic and two more from another busy day in National Football League free agency. The Seahawks understand and value what Wright, the team's longest-tenured defensive player, means to the development of a young defensive roster and even while injured for much of a year ago, he helped the defense.
Iupati's time with the Cardinals was defined by injuries, as the 31-year-old veteran didn't play a full 16-game schedule in any of his four seasons with the team.