Former Alabama OL D.J. Fluker reaches settlement with Miami Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins today announced that they have released offensive lineman D.J. Fluker off injured reserve with an injury settlement.
The former Alabama offensive lineman joined the Dolphins as an unrestricted free agent in April and was placed on injured reserve on July 29. He has played in 108 NFL games with 96 starts.
Fluker was a first-team All-SEC player and second-team All-American at Alabama in 2012.
Fluker played eight NFL seasons with stops in San Diego (2013-16), the N.Y. Giants (2017), Seattle (2018-19) and Baltimore (2020). He originally entered the NFL as a first-round pick (11th overall) by San Diego in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Fluker was a first-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, selected No. 11 overall by the Chargers. After four seasons with the Chargers, he signed a one-year, $3 million contract with the New York Giants in 2017. He played in nine games for the Giants, starting six before hurting his toe in Week 11 and being placed on injured reserve.
Fluker then landed with Seattle, playing 10 games, including 9 starts, in 2018. He then signed a two-year, $9 million contract in March of 2019.