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“New start” for D.J. Fluker as he is introduced by Giants

GM Jerry Reese lauds toughness, versatility

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D.J. Fluker
Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Officially introduced as a member of the New York Giants on Sunday, offensive lineman D.J, Fluker said he is “definitely looking forward to a new start,” with his new team.

A former first-round pick (11th overall) by the San Diego Chargers, Fluker comes to the Giants after four seasons of mixed success with the Chargers. He said he does not have a preference between right tackle and right guard, both positions at which he has extensive experience.

“Wherever they want me to be successful and the team to be successful. They’ll move me around a little bit. Wherever they want to put me is fine,” Fluker said.

General manager Jerry Reese mentioned versatility and toughness, two things we pointed to earlier, as reasons for signing Fluker.

“D.J. is a young, versatile big man with lots of starts in this league,” Reese said. “He will bring size, toughness and competition to our offensive line unit.”

Fluker, 6-foot-5, 339 pounds, turns 26 on Monday. Happy birthday and welcome to the Giants, big fella.