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Chargers' King Dunlap won't take any more Fluker-to-guard talk

Sep 8, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive tackle D.J. Fluker (76) and King Dunlap (77) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers 18-17. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 8, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; San Diego Chargers offensive tackle D.J. Fluker (76) and King Dunlap (77) against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Chargers 18-17. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

King Dunlap heard the rumblings from pundits and fans. Even his own general manager once suggested his teammate, DJ Fluker, could move inside to guard.

The Chargers' big left tackle won't have any of it. He knows exactly where detractors can stick those rumors.

"The experts say he needs to move to guard," Dunlap told AL.com. "Maybe we can tell the experts they should start doing something else."

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Fluker has worked all offseason to recify his Achilles' heel -- pass protection. At times, quicker rushers got the best of him en route to Philip Rivers.

So when GM Tom Telesco picked up former right tackles Orlando Franklin and Joe Barksdale, it seemed like Fluker's time at the spot was up.

Dunlap is happy it isn't. Outside hearsay can't change that fact that Fluker could become the league's best right tackle one day soon.

"They can say what they want," Dunlap said. "We know what we want, and we know where he belongs."

(h/t AL.com)