Morning Links: D.J. Fluker earns award

October, 26, 2013
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Good Morning. Ricky Henne of Chargers.com reports that San Diego Chargers offensive lineman D.J. Fluker won the Rookie of the Week award.

Fluker switched from right tackle to left tackle early in the game against Jacksonville, replacing an injured King Dunlap. Playing in a new position for the first time this season, Fluker helped Ryan Mathews rush for 110 yards in a win over Jacksonville.

It’s the second time this season a San Diego player has won the award. Receiver Keenan Allen won Rookie of the Week honors for his performance against Indianapolis.

In this ESPN Insider piece, Mel Kiper Jr. ranks San Diego receiver Keenan Allen (No. 7) and Fluker (No. 18) in his top 35 rookie rankings.

Jill Cowan of The Los Angeles Times reports that a man who swindled $2.6 million from Chargers outside linebacker Dwight Freeney was sentenced to five years in federal prison on Thursday for fraud. Michael A. Stern, 53, also was ordered to pay back the $2.6 million in restitution to Freeney.

Greg Bedard of Sports Illustrated focuses on San Diego’s ability to generate a pass rush without an elite edge-rusher in his weekly Pressure Points column.

ESPN’s Kevin Seifert examines which officials throw the most flags. John Parry is the leader through seven games, with 130 penalties called.

Matt Calkins of U-T San Diego profiles Chargers offensive line coach Joe D’Allesandris, who has his unit playing at a high level, even as the offensive line battles through injuries.

Eric D. Williams

ESPN San Diego Chargers reporter

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