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D.J. Fluker | Tackle | #76

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/13/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 339
College: Alabama
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (11) / SD
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Chargers exercised RG D.J. Fluker's fifth-year option for 2017.
Fluker spent his first two years at right tackle before making the transition to guard in 2015. He missed time with a sprained ankle and a concussion last year but should be at full strength for OTAs. If healthy, 25-year-old Fluker has the potential to be a difference maker in the Chargers' running game. Apr 22 - 3:35 PM

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Chargers RG D.J. Fluker is back in the league's concussion protocol.

Fluker suffered a concussion last Wednesday at practice, was cleared to play Week 11, played all 60 offensive snaps, but reported headaches afterward and is back in the league's protocol. Fluker seems extremely doubtful to play Week 12 at the Jaguars. This is his fourth known concussion in three years.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 08:53:00 PM

Chargers RG D.J. Fluker (concussion) is listed as questionable for Week 11.

Fluker suffered a concussion Wednesday and didn't practice the last two days. He's not expected to play despite the questionable tag. The Chargers offensive line should still be improved coming off their bye, with LT King Dunlap (ankle) and LG Orlando Franklin (knee) both listed as probable.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 03:40:00 PM

Chargers RG D.J. Fluker (concussion) remained sidelined at Friday's practice.

Fluker suffered a concussion at Wednesday's practice. There's almost no chance of him playing this week. This marks the third concussion of Fluker's career. All three have come during practices.
Fri, Nov 20, 2015 02:32:00 PM

Chargers RG D.J. Fluker missed Thursday's practice with a concussion.

Fluker was limited because of an illness on Wednesday but the team quickly figured out that he was actually dealing with a concussion. With only a few days to get cleared, we'd consider Fluker a long shot to play Sunday against Kansas City. Chris Hairston is a candidate to fill in at right guard.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015 04:39:00 PM

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Chargers RG D.J. Fluker "barely could walk" after the Week 3 loss to the Vikings.

Fluker was in and out of the game all day after perhaps rushing back from a Week 2 high-ankle sprain. Fluker should miss some practice time this week, but he should play against the Browns.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 08:57:00 PM

Chargers RG D.J. Fluker (ankle) is active for Week 3 against the Vikings.

Fluker's Week 1 injury appeared to be severe, but ended up costing him only one game. It's a big boost for Melvin Gordon and company.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 11:42:00 AM

Chargers RG D.J. Fluker (ankle) remained limited in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Week 3 against the Vikings.

Fluker will be a game-time decision after practicing the last two days. His return would be an upgrade for Melvin Gordon and an offensive line that allowed four sacks last week. Chris Hairston will start if Fluker is held out.
Fri, Sep 25, 2015 06:56:00 PM

Chargers RG D.J. Fluker (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday.

It's the first time he's practiced since getting carted off the field in Week 1. There's an outside chance we'll see him in uniform Sunday against the Vikings. If he can't, Chris Hairston would get another start at right guard.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015 03:08:00 PM

Chargers declared RG D.J. Fluker (ankle) inactive for Week 2 against the Bengals.

Fluker made the trip the Cincinnati and has a chance to return next week. Chris Hairston will start in his place. San Diego also declared SS Jahleel Addae, WR Jacoby Jones, OLB Tourek Williams, OG Johnnie Troutman, RB Donald Brown and NT Ryan Carrethers inactive.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 11:37:00 AM

Chargers RG D.J. Fluker (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Week 2.

Fluker was never expected to play, but the doubtful tag suggests he'll have a chance at returning next week. Chris Hairston will make at least one start in Fluker's place.
Fri, Sep 18, 2015 07:45:00 PM

Chargers RG D.J. Fluker's ankle injury is only expected to sideline him for "a couple weeks."

Initial fears had Fluker missing 4-6 games with a high ankle sprain. Instead, the Chargers may only have to lean on Chris Hairston at right guard for two weeks. Still, Fluker's absence is a short-term concern for Melvin Gordon.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 09:15:00 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Chargers RG D.J. Fluker will be out 4-6 weeks with a high-ankle sprain.

There was some concern initially Fluker could be dealing with a broken ankle. Fluker will have an MRI on Monday to confirm the diagnosis, but it appears he escaped with "just" a sprain. Fluker played extremely well in his first career start at right guard, and losing him for any time will be a blow for the offense. With Johnnie Troutman (broken forearm) out until at least Week 3, Chris Hairston should start at right guard this week.
Mon, Sep 14, 2015 10:18:00 AM

The San Diego Union-Tribune's Michael Gehlken reported the "belief" is D.J. Fluker did not suffer a broken ankle Week 1 against the Lions.

Fluker had his left leg rolled up at the end of a third-quarter run. He went down immediately in pain and had to be carted off the field. The newly-minted right guard had played well through three quarters, and anything less than a break would be great news for the Chargers' offensive line. Fluker will have an MRI on Monday.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 08:01:00 PM

Chargers RG D.J. Fluker exited Week 1 with an apparent left ankle injury.

He is out for the game, and there is some concern he could have broken his ankle. Fluker was rolled up from behind at the end of a third-quarter run by Danny Woodhead. Fluker was in obvious pain after the play, and his teammates immediately waived the trainers onto the field. He had to be carted off. With former RG Johnnie Troutman (broken forearm) out until Week 3, Chris Hairston replaced Fluker at right guard.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015 06:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
3Bryn Renner
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Danny Woodhead
3Branden Oliver
4Dreamius Smith
GLB1Danny Woodhead
2Melvin Gordon
3RB1Danny Woodhead
2Melvin Gordon
FB1Derek Watt
WR11Keenan Allen
2Dontrelle Inman
3Javontee Herndon
4Isaiah Burse
WR21Travis Benjamin
2Stevie Johnson
3Tyrell Williams
WR31Stevie Johnson
TE1Antonio Gates
2Hunter Henry
3Jeff Cumberland
4Sean McGrath
5Asante Cleveland
LT1King Dunlap
2Chris Hairston
LG1Orlando Franklin
2Kenny Wiggins
C1Chris Watt
2Max Tuerk
3Trevor Robinson
RG1D.J. Fluker
2Michael Huey
RT1Joe Barksdale
2Tyreek Burwell
K1Josh Lambo