San Diego Chargers RG DJ Fluker was back on the field with the rest of his team practicing! He was just carted off of the field a couple of weeks ago and now he is on the field prepping to play some football. I don’t know what that means for his status on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, but it is good to hear that he will be back on the field soon. Fluker is a trooper and we could use him back on the field with the rest of his team.
Chargers RG D.J. Fluker (ankle) is back at practice today, 11 days after being carted off field vs. Lions at Qualcomm Stadium.
— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) September 24, 2015
The Chargers were without him last week against the Cincinnati Bengals and Chris Hairston stepped into the starting lineup to fill his spot. Hairston had never started a game at the guard position in the past and had struggled throughout the game. He racked up a ton of penalties in the game and could not stop Geno Atkins. I don’t know if Fluker would have been able to stop Atkins either at the rate he was playing.
Fluker played well in his first game starting at the guard position though. Hopefully he will be ready to step back on the field soon. We could use his big body to open up some holes for the running game. We could also use him to get some pass protection for Philip Rivers.
Some other key Chargers are still out of practice though. Jahleel Addae and Jacoby Jones are still sitting on the sideline and their status for the game on Sunday does not look good.
I would love to see Fluker back on the field creating some space for Melvin Gordon. I can’t believe that he is already back on the field practicing. That is one tough cookie!
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