The Seattle Seahawks are re-signing veteran guard Mike Iupati, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network.
Iupati appeared in all 16 games with 15 starts for the Seahawks last season at left guard in his first season with the team. He was named an alternate to the Pro Bowl for his play during the season.
Iupati is a 10-year NFL veteran that was one of the best guards in the league early in his career with the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals. He was the 17th overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft by the 49ers and made three Pro Bowls with the team during his five years with the team.
The re-signing of Iupati leaves the Seahawks with a glut of offensive linemen, particularly at guard. Iupati and D.J. Fluker were the two starters at the position last season. B.J. Finney was signed away from the Pittsburgh Steelers in free agency and can play both guard spots and center. Chance Warmack was another free agent addition looking to restart his career after a year away recovering from injuries. Jamarco Jones started games at guard for Seattle last season as well.
Additionally, Phil Haynes, Ethan Pocic, Jordan Roos, Jordan Simmons, Kyle Fuller and Demetrius Knox are all under contract with guard experience as well.
The Seahawks also rescinded their minimum contract tender to wide receiver Malik Turner on Tuesday making him an unrestricted free agent. Seattle has depth at wide receiver and will presumably add more in the NFL Draft next week, which would make Turner's roster situation tenuous at best. Tyler Lockett, DK Metcalf, Phillip Dorsett, David Moore and John Ursua are the top five options at the position with a draft pick and/or undrafted free agent signings likely next week.
Photo Credit: GLENDALE, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks congratulates offensive guard Mike Iupati #70 after a touchdown on the field in the second half of the NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. The Seattle Seahawks won 27-10. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)