Seahawks release starting G Fluker

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The Seattle Seahawks released starting guard D.J. Fluker after two seasons, the seven-year NFL veteran announced via Twitter on Sunday.

Fluker was due to make nearly $3.7million in the final season of a two-year, $6m contract he signed in March 2019.

The Seahawks found his possible replacement in this past weekend's NFL Draft after selecting LSU guard Damien Lewis in Friday's third round. 

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"I was released by the Seahawks today," Fluker wrote. "I am not upset, or hurt. This is a business and one that I've been in for a while.

"I want to thank [general manager] John [Schneider] and [head coach] Pete [Carroll] for their very thoughtful calls. Stay safe, be kind and love y'all. Thank you, Seattle." 

Fluker started 23 regular-season games and three playoff contests over two seasons with Seattle and played a key part in the Seahawks finishing in the top five of the NFL in rushing yards per game in each of those campaigns.  

The 29-year-old broke into the league as a first-round draft pick of the then-San Diego Chargers in 2013 and has started 88 regular-season games over seven seasons with the Chargers, New York Giants and Seahawks.  

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