Chargers Free Agency

LA Chargers: 3 former Bolts who are surprisingly still free agents

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 13: D.J. Fluker #70 of the Baltimore Ravens warms up before the game against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 13: D.J. Fluker #70 of the Baltimore Ravens warms up before the game against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on September 13, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

3. D.J. Fluker

D.J. Fluker is another former Charger who is still on the market and would be a solid addition for the LA Chargers to make. The only first-round offensive lineman that Tom Telesco has picked would fit the versatility bill that the Chargers have valued this offseason.

Fluker can play both inside and tackle much like new signing Matt Feiler. Fluker is much more efficient on the inside, but he serviceable at right tackle for the Ravens last season. Not starting-caliber, but definitely good enough as a backup depth option.

The Chargers have improved the offensive line but the line still needs help. Oday Aboushi is solid but is far from a guaranteed success and the depth behind him and Feiler is rough. Getting a veteran who can play inside and tackle, as well as both sides of the offensive line, would be huge for depth purposes.

It is surprising that Fluker is a free agent simply due to this versatility. Offensive line depth is hard to come by and it is shocking that someone like Dan Feeney has signed a contract before D.J. Fluker.

Per Pro Football Focus, Fluker allowed 23 pressures in 863 snaps as a full-time right guard in 2019. In 2018, he allowed 10 pressures in 607 snaps.

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Fluker is one of the best remaining free agents on the market and I would not complain whatsoever if Telesco reunites with his former first-round pick.

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