D.J. Fluker not practicing with hamstring injury for Seahawks

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Seahawks right guard D.J. Fluker did not practice on Wednesday due to a hamstring injury sustained last Thursday night against the Los Angeles Rams.

Fluker played just nine snaps against the Rams before the injury forced him to the bench for the rest of the game.

“He can’t practice right now. He’s not ready to go,” head coach Pete Carroll said on Wednesday.

Jamarco Jones replaced Fluker for the remainder of Seattle’s win over the Rams. It was Jones’ first time playing guard in his football career and he got dealt Aaron Donald in his first regular season action. Jones would likely get the call again on Sunday against the Cleveland Browns if Fluker is unable to play as reserve guard Ethan Pocic has been dealing with a mid-back injury for the last several weeks as well. Pocic was limited in Wednesdsay’s practice.

“He moved his feet well. He played strong. Assignment wise, he was solid,” Carroll said of Jones’ performance. “I think he got out of the game with no pressures. He might have been the only guy up front that did that. At the time, Fluke unable to go, we’re fortunate that he stepped up like he did.”

Defensive end Branden Jackson did not practice with a neck injury and left tackle Duane Brown was held out with a biceps issue. Brown has been dealing with the injury the last two weeks but it has not limited his availability for games.

13 responses to “D.J. Fluker not practicing with hamstring injury for Seahawks

  1. DJ Fluker is horrible, the Hawks might just be better of sitting both Iupati and Fluker who are two of the worst graded offensive linemen in the NFL thus far this season & have pass blocking grades of just 18.5 & 13.1, let that sink in. That is beyond horrific, Justin Britt hasn’t been good either. Imagine if Wilson actually had a good reliable line, I feel bad for the dude as good as he is he’s been dealing with this non sense his entire career.

  2. You mean DJ Fluker, human totem pole? He was a turnstile against the Rams and Jones came in a saved the day. I think he’ll be an upgrade.

  3. Imagine that,

    “Hey we need you to go in there right now and play guard for the first time in your life! Hurry up, go go go. Oh that guy across from you is Aaron Donald, the best DL in the business and NFL’s #1 ranked player… if you don’t win vs him Russell Wilson will get crushed! Good luck!”

    And he goes out there and does great. He must’ve been on cloud 9 that night after the game.

  4. hawkkiller says:
    October 10, 2019 at 12:59 am
    DJ Fluker is horrible, the Hawks might just be better of sitting both Iupati and Fluker who are two of the worst graded offensive linemen in the NFL thus far this season & have pass blocking grades of just 18.5 & 13.1, let that sink in. That is beyond horrific, Justin Britt hasn’t been good either. Imagine if Wilson actually had a good reliable line, I feel bad for the dude as good as he is he’s been dealing with this non sense his entire career.
    ——
    Seahawks are 4-1 with whoever is playing offensive line. Cardinals are 1-3-1 with all those studs you have on your line, right? “Let that sink in” bro.

  5. The win aginst the LAmbs was a fluke. A normally reliable kicker missing an easy last second field goal is just dumb luck. Caroll’s face tells the story. He was worried sick that he would suffer a loss before the kick was made. Sometimes it is better to be lucky than to be good. Let’s see if they can be lucky again when they visit the Dawg Pound. The Cleveland D is tough, limiting the best team in the NFC to 31 points even with all those turnovers. The Legion of Bust is going to be pounded by the Dawgs.

  6. kamthechancellor says:
    October 10, 2019 at 9:47 am
    hawkkiller says:
    October 10, 2019 at 12:59 am
    DJ Fluker is horrible, the Hawks might just be better of sitting both Iupati and Fluker who are two of the worst graded offensive linemen in the NFL thus far this season & have pass blocking grades of just 18.5 & 13.1, let that sink in. That is beyond horrific, Justin Britt hasn’t been good either. Imagine if Wilson actually had a good reliable line, I feel bad for the dude as good as he is he’s been dealing with this non sense his entire career.
    ——
    Seahawks are 4-1 with whoever is playing offensive line. Cardinals are 1-3-1 with all those studs you have on your line, right? “Let that sink in” bro.

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    The amount the OP relies on PFF grades to make his arguments is really something. As if no player has ever been worth anything unless PFF ranks them at the top. Top players themselves don’t even give their grades any validation as Sherman and many others pointed out on social media the other day.

  7. Jamarco Jones played for Fluker…against Aaron Donald…and had a 79.1 grade by PFF. It’s one game but one game against the best defensive player in football. If we’re throwing around grades. Russell Wilson 94.9. 4th rnd pick Will Dissly 85.9…I can keep going with Seahawks who graded highly. It doesn’t matter. Wins matter.

  8. A missed field goal saved Seattle’s bacon against the Rams! Maybe the rest will help them this week!

  9. Fluker has taken multiple steps back this year. His pass blocking was never great but his run blocking is terrible. Maybe he been hurt but a 340 pound man should get some type of movement. Jones should take his place

    Iupati is probably the worst offensive lineman in football. I dont meant that as a hyperbole. Poicic needs to get a chance

  10. After a visit to the Dawg Pound, the Dorks will be 4-2, and a game and a half behind the best team in the NFC.

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