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Chargers shift D.J. Fluker to first-team guard for a day

Jun 18, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tackle D.J. Fluker at minicamp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jun 18, 2014; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers tackle D.J. Fluker at minicamp at Chargers Park. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

D.J Fluker made his much-awaited and much-debated guard debut on Thursday.

It might only be for a day. The big Chargers tackle slid one spot over on the right side to fill in for Johnnie Troutman, who sat out in practice.

"It was OK," Fluker told U-T San Diego. "It was a little rough today. It was a little bit faster."

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Fluker manned the spot in a few minimal-contract drills during last month's OTAs. Pundits will claim his current shift signals a more permanent plan.

His teammates might not want to talk about it. But Fluker could -- and maybe should -- shift inside and become a guard.

(h/t U-T San Diego)