Right guard? Right tackle? Somewhere else? Where will the New York Giants use offensive lineman D.J. Fluker, signed as a free agent just a few days ago? Appearing on Sirius XM NFL Radio Wednesday morning, Fluker said he “came in for right guard, but anything can happen.”
Anything already did as, after signing Fluker, the Giants re-signed John Jerry, the man who spent most of the last three seasons starting at right guard for the Giants. Fluker told co-hosts Bill Lekas and Brad Hopkins that he will play “where they need me.”
Does this mean Fluker and Jerry will compete for the right guard spot? Perhaps. Does it mean the Giants will shift gears and have Fluker compete with Bobby Hart at right tackle? Perhaps. Does it mean the Giants have something else in mind? Perhaps.
We can, and will, speculate but we don’t know. The Giants might not be done adding free agent offensive linemen. The draft is still several weeks away. So, we still don’t know which offensive linemen will be competing for which spots. We won’t know until the team gets on the field this spring and begins testing various combinations to see what they like best.
All we know for sure is that the Giants will field five offensive linemen, and that Fluker has a chance to be one of them. Somewhere.
Fluker called the one-year deal he signed “a great opportunity for me to prove myself, and I think that’s what I need.”
He said the Giants “made me feel right at home” and also appeared to take a poke at the Charger organization when asked why he chose New York York.
“They have that winning tradition,” Fluker said. “That means a lot to me, I work my tail off. I’d like to be a part of a team that actually wants to work, that actually wants to be good and win games. I’m all for it.”