Fluker signed a one-year prove it deal after struggling to live up to his potential with the San Diego Chargers. The guard proved his worth in 2017 with the New York Giants, and will likely be searching for the highest bidder which may not be New York.
The Giants are trying to find the most value in free agency for their offensive line, and by letting Richburg and Fluker go, it will leave them two quality lineman down. Reports of general manager Dave Gettleman pursuing star guard for the Carolina Panthers, Andrew Norwell, is the only offensive line addition that has been expressed.
It’s possible Gettleman decides to take a lineman in the draft to replace Ereck Flowers or Fluker. Besides Fluker and Richburg leaving the Giants, former tackle Bobby Hart was also released leaving Big Blue with three less lineman.
The options in free agency are slim, which begs the question:
How can the Giants put together a serviceable offensive line in 2018 with the options available in free agency?
The answer is, they can’t… They will need to address the position in the draft.