The Baltimore Ravens have agreed to terms with veteran interior offensive linemen D.J. Fluker.
Fluker adds veteran experience, taking 863 snaps in 2019, 607 in 2018 and 446 in 2017.
Fluker has been average at best, allowing six sacks in 2019. The former first-round pick was a top prospect coming out of Alabama in 2013. The (then) San Diego Chargers selected Fluker with the 11th overall pick in the draft.
Fluker immediately started 15 games for San Diego at right tackle, then 16 in 2014, before moving to right guard. Fluker made 12 starts in 2015 and 2016 before being released by the Chargers.
Current Ravens offensive line coach Joe D’Alessandris was on the Chargers staff for the first three years of Fluker’s tenure with the Chargers. The two are now reunited in Baltimore.
Fluker brings tackle and guard versatility and experience to the Ravens offensive front. He figures to compete with Ben Powers, Bradley Bozeman, Patrick Mekari, Ben Bredeson and Tyre Phillips for a roster spot and/or playing time.
Fluker isn’t guaranteed to make the team come September, but having a player with experience (92 career starts) and durability could be a nice depth piece for Baltimore.