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Morning Links: Kudos for D.J. Fluker

11/16/2013

SAN DIEGO -- Good Morning. J.J. Cooper of Football Outsiders reviews the performance of the five offensive tackles selected in the first round of this year’s draft, a group that includes San Diego rookie tackle D.J. Fluker.

So far this season, Cooper likes what he’s seen from Fluker, who has allowed three sacks this year. Cooper: “The Alabama product has proven to be a pretty polished addition to the Chargers offensive line. Considering the sucking chest wound that was the Chargers’ pass protection last year, Fluker has been a huge addition. Fluker’s biggest problem has been getting overpowered. Connor Barwin steamrolled him into Philip Rivers in Week 2 and Broncos’ defensive end Derek Wolfe roller skated him into the backfield in Week 10.”

ESPN Dolphins beat writer James Walker reports that Miami center Mike Pouncey and receiver Mike Wallace are questionable for Sunday’s game.

More Walker: Some things to watch for in the Chargers-Dolphins contest.

All but three of ESPN’s NFL experts pick San Diego to defeat Miami.

Darren Smith of The Mighty 1090 AM Radio talks with Dolphins beat reporter Omar Kelly of The South Florida Sun-Sentinel about Sunday’s matchup in this audio link.

Michael Gelhken of U-T San Diego writes that running back Danny Woodhead made a wise decision in signing with the Chargers in free agency.

Tom Krasovic of U-T San Diego says rookie Manti Te’o has benefited from the return of middle linebacker Donald Butler.

Ricky Henne of Chargers.com offers his five keys to the game for the Chargers.

Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated lists the Dolphins offensive line as the worst in the NFL.