OWINGS MILLS, Maryland – O Baltimore RavensThe first significant addition of offense-free agent could solve his biggest loss.
Baltimore reached agreement with veteran striker D.J. Fluker on Tuesday, a source confirmed. This happens two days later Fluker was launched fur Seattle Seahawks and it depends on whether he has a physical exam.
The deal was released by the NFL Network.
Fluker, 29, started 14 games last season with the right guard, which is the biggest issue for the NFL's highest scoring attack. Marshal Yanda retired this offseason after reaching eight Pro Bowls on the right guard.
The Chargers' 11th overall choice in 2013, Fluker is the most experienced blocker to compete for Yanda. This competition includes Ben Powers, a choice from the fourth round of 2019 and two draft choices from this year (third round) Take Phillips and fourth rounder Ben Bredeson)
With there probably won't be spring exercises in person, the addition of a veteran striker offers extra insurance for Baltimore.
Fluker joins one of the main offensive lines in the NFL. Last season, the Ravens ran for an NFL record 3,296 yards and ranked second in ESPN's pass block gain rate, holding its blocks for 2.5 seconds 69% of the time.
After leading the NFL on points (33.1 per game), Baltimore did not make big additions to help the league's MVP Lamar Jackson. The only moves were to re-sign the wide reserve receivers Chris Moore and By Anthony Thomas. The Ravens also drew running back J.K.Dobbins in the second round and receiver Devin Duvernay on the third.
Fluker signed to the Seahawks in 2018 after a season with the New York Giants and played 23 games in two seasons in Seattle. He lost eight games to injury. He was entering the final year of a $ 6 million two-year contract, which he signed with Seahawks last season, which was scheduled to pay him $ 2 million in base salary, with another $ 1.75 million available in bonuses and incentives.
ESPN's Brady Henderson contributed to this article.