The New York Giants have a new offensive lineman.
The New York Giants have reportedly agreed to terms with offensive lineman D.J. Fluker, the Los Angeles Chargers’ first-round pick (No. 11 overall) in the 2013 draft.
OT DJ Fluker agrees to a one-year deal with the Giants, source says. Former 11th overall pick gets a chance to reset his career.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 12, 2017
Fluker, 6-5, 339 pounds, has struggled to live up to his first-round draft pedigree with the Chargers. He’ll get a chance to rejuvenate his career on what ESPN’s Josina Andersons reports will be a one-year deal.
Newsday’s Kimberley Martin added that Fluker’s one-year deal is for $3 million.
The signing of Fluker, who can play tackle and guard, comes with some risk. The 25-year-old offensive lineman has suffered three concussions over the last four years, but has otherwise played in 59 games with 59 starts over that same four-year period.
— Brandon Thorn (@VeteranScout) December 6, 2016
Fluker will likely compete for a starting job on the right side, where both the tackle and guard spots are up for grabs. Also competing for the two starting jobs will be Brett Jones (at guard) and Bobby Hart (at tackle).
The Giants could also be looking to add another offensive lineman at some point down the road, either via the draft or via the latter part of free agency.