Despite it being a happy and dream fulfilling time for college athletes who have gotten drafted into the NFL, it is also a bitter reality for some veterans. And that bitterness spread to former Alabama offensive lineman D.J. Fluker.
On Sunday, Fluker announced via Twitter that the Seattle Seahawks had released him.
I was released by the Seahawks today. Couple of things: I am not upset, or hurt. This is a business and one that I’ve been in for a while. I want to thank John and Pete for their very thoughtful calls.
Stay safe, be kind and I love y’all.
Thank you, Seattle.
— DJ Fluker TheWarrior (@DJTheWarrior76) April 26, 2020
Fluker’s time in Seattle was running out once the team used it’s third round pick on LSU guard Damien Lewis, who is now expected to take up the starting job on the offensive line.
Fluker had spent the previous two seasons in Seattle and started all 14 games he appeared in for the Seahawks in 2019.
Although the news may be tough for Fluker right now, he is obviously in good spirits following the release, and there will surely be a market for the 29 year old.
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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77