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Giants reach a deal with D. J. Fluker


The Giants added another high first-round pick to their offensive line mix, one with as many questions as the last one they brought in.

According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Giants are signing former Chargers first-rounder D.J. Fluker to a one-year deal.

Fluker, the 11th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, was cut by the Chargers in a financial move. But he was also something less than they had hoped for. A short deal also gives him the chance to reset his career in hopes of a bigger payday next year.

If he continues to play right tackle, that would likely mean Ereck Flowers stays put at left tackle.

The Giants ninth-overall pick in 2015, Flowers struggled at times protecting Eli Manning’s blind side. There had been talk about moving Flowers to right tackle, but unless they’re planning on Fluker playing guard, that seems unlikely now.

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19 Responses to “Giants reach a deal with D. J. Fluker”
  1. bassplucker says: Mar 11, 2017 8:32 PM

    They would actually be wise to play Fluker at G and Flowers at RT. Fluker is one of the largest human beings to ever put on a football uniform but his foot speed is nonexistent. Let him mash on DTs in the phone booth but do not entrust him to protect the edge on either side.

  2. pardonmyjake says: Mar 11, 2017 9:00 PM

    cant hurt they had a elite offense of line this past season

  3. stucats says: Mar 11, 2017 9:06 PM

    the Giants have the worst offensive line in the NFL by far

  4. youradarnfoo says: Mar 11, 2017 9:13 PM

    No try the vikings! every starting player plus many backups on the offensive line missed significant time. vikes run games was putred

  5. bitw44 says: Mar 11, 2017 9:18 PM

    More should have been done to address this unit. Unless they draft an extremely pro-ready rookie, this is going to be a very bad line again.

  6. elimanningup says: Mar 11, 2017 9:26 PM

    Now PLEASE resign John Jerry!

  7. richiethegreek says: Mar 11, 2017 10:11 PM

    Lol yeah gotta have John Jerry.

  8. giantsfan29910 says: Mar 11, 2017 10:22 PM

    Flowers to RT. Sign Clady after creating cap room. Draft Bolles/Ramcyk.

  9. lonewizard says: Mar 11, 2017 10:38 PM

    Gentlemen, this is a very good signing. We now have upgraded our OL. We may still need to trade up to draft pick get our LT, but just think, draft pick, Pugh, Richburg, Fluker, Flowers. We will be able to run the ball.

  10. National Fanatic says: Mar 11, 2017 10:43 PM

    Fluker played right guard for the last two seasons.

  11. dtm1088 says: Mar 11, 2017 10:45 PM

    Flowers is going to be the LT of this team. That probably disappoints a lot of people including myself but there is no logical replacement. This line is better less Newhouse and adding Fluker. Hopefully we can get a ground game going. One of Flowers biggest problems was the offenses inabilty to keep a DE honest in the run game. These additions the last few days will help.

  12. mindelm42 says: Mar 11, 2017 10:48 PM

    I DO like the idea of signing Clady moving Flowers to RT and Fluker to RG. With Bobby Hart and Brett Jones as backups and Pugh and Richburg as LG and C.

  13. richmondbolt says: Mar 11, 2017 11:09 PM

    Not gonna hate on Fluker. Bassplucker is right. Fluker’s a mountain in a uniform and is no doubt incredibly strong but he’s slow footed and seems to struggle with simple assignments. Chargers cut him because he was due 8 million this year and simply isn’t good enough to warrant it. He plays through injury and with hart but that’s about it. Wish him well and maybe the change of scenery does him some good.

  14. mullman76 says: Mar 12, 2017 4:08 AM

    bassplucker speaks the truth.

    Go Raiders

  15. mortyglickstein says: Mar 12, 2017 6:57 AM

    I think Giants fans should give Reese a little credit, i’m sure he see’s what we all see.

  16. bigblue00 says: Mar 12, 2017 8:04 AM

    I’m all for any signing that keeps Eli from being Flowered on every play.

  17. key2heat says: Mar 12, 2017 8:51 AM

    24 interceptions…again

  18. yourunclerico says: Mar 12, 2017 12:24 PM

    Good luck with that. Fluker is a great guy, but way to slow to be playing in the NFL

  19. johnthehillboy says: Mar 12, 2017 8:35 PM

    High, high character guy

    Plays through injury

    4-5 million/year right guard

    ^^^^^=’s total win for any NFL team

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