Reports: Seahawks sign tackle Luke Joeckel
The Seattle Seahawks made their first major offseason addition Thursday with the reported signing of former Jacksonville Jaguars tackle Luke Joeckel.
The former Texas A&M standout was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 draft, but he was a bust in Jacksonville. After starting 30 games at left tackle in 2014 and 2015, he was replaced by free agent signing Kelvin Beachum in 2016. He appeared in four games at left guard, but was placed on injured reserve after suffering a torn ACL, MCL and meniscus.
Still just 25-years-old, the former Outland Trophy winner could prove to be a bargain signing for the Seahawks, who desperately needed a veteran addition or two along the offensive line. But Joeckel's suspect play and the injury are certainly concerning.
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