Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Chargers like D.J. Fluker at RT
By Bill Williamson
SAN DIEGO -- There have has been some talk that perhaps San Diego first-round pick D.J. Fluker could be moved to guard.
ESPN’s Matt Williamson is among those who believe it would be in the Chargers’ best interest to move Fluker from right tackle to guard. The Alabama product was the No. 11 overall pick in the April draft.
But San Diego coach Mike McCoy said that is not what the team is currently thinking.
“Anything is possible,” McCoy said Wednesday. “But where he is right now is where we think we are keeping him.”
The Chargers did rotate their offensive line some Wednesday in minicamp to prepare for injury situations that may pop up in the season. It’s a good idea. San Diego has been ravaged by injuries on the offensive line in recent seasons. This year, the team appears deeper and better equipped to handle injuries.
“It just takes one injury to change the entire line,” McCoy said.