“I’m excited. I don’t know about you, but I’m very excited,” Fluker said leaning in toward reporters, eyes widening, hands flapping as if to emphasize the point. “You know, being able to be here and play football for the New York Giants. Where else would you want to be? You know, being here, seeing these teammates, you know, Eli (Manning). Being a part of this offensive line. This is where it’s at. This is where I want to be. Guys that want to buy into winning. They want to win. They want to be great. You can’t ask anything else.”
Fluker came to the Giants after four pedestrian seasons with the San Diego Chargers. He started all four years, sometimes at guard and sometimes at tackle, but never lived up to his status as the 11th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. The Chargers also only made the playoffs once in Fluker’s four seasons and had losing records the past two seasons. They didn’t make an effort to keep him when his rookie contract expired, and he signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Giants.
The 26-year-old noticed a difference in organizations as soon as he walked in the Giants’ door.
“The first day you walk in the building and everybody just sits there and greets you. I mean, that’s when you know, ‘Okay, they’re happy to have someone come here that wants to play.’ And you’ve got people in here that are passionate from the organization, like all around, they’re…
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