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D.J. Fluker back practicing; Joey Bosa sits out

Aug 19, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive guard D.J. Fluker (76) looks on from the sideline during the second half of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Qualcomm Stadium. San Diego won 19-3. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 19, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive guard D.J. Fluker (76) looks on from the sideline during the second half of the game against the Arizona Cardinals at Qualcomm Stadium. San Diego won 19-3. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
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There was a big scare when Chargers guard D.J. Fluker was seen on crunches following a practice in August. Thankfully, the MRI came back negative.

Two weeks later, Fluker is back at practice.

Chargers RG D.J. Fluker in pads, jumping back into mix. His first practice since Aug. 22. Spencer Pulley saw reps in his place.

— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) September 5, 2016

That’s great to see. While Spencer Pulley, an undrafted free agent who made the team, looked good filling in for Fluker, Fluker was poised to have his best year yet, especially since he’ll be more comfortable in his second season at guard (played right tackle his first two seasons). He needs to stay healthy, which was a problem last season, in order for this offensive line to gel.

In other news, defensive end Joey Bosa, who was finally signed a week ago, will take the day off.

Chargers DE Joey Bosa dealing with some "tightness," source said. Team easing him into action. Not practicing today. Yet to practice in pads

— Michael Gehlken (@sdutGehlken) September 5, 2016

Bosa was reportedly staying in great shape, and the coaches are just taking precautionary measures, but you’d like to have him on the field practicing in pads. His status for Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs is in question. Even if he does play, you’d have to figure that his snaps will be limited.

But having the third overall pick on the field is better than having him sit out. Let’s hope Bosa is ready.

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