The Ravens have officially added a veteran to their offensive line, signing former Seattle Seahawks guard D.J. Fluker.
Fluker, 29, is expected to compete for the Ravens' starting right guard spot vacated by Pro Bowler Marshal Yanda, who retired in March.
Others competing to start at right guard include Ben Powers and draft picks Tyre Phillips (third round) and Ben Bredeson (fourth round). Entering his eighth season with 88 career starts, Fluker has by far the most experience.
Fluker was released by Seattle on April 26 after the Seahawks signed center/guard B.J. Finney in free agency and selected guard Damien Lewis of LSU in the third round of the draft.
Last season, the 6-foot-5, 342-pound Fluker made 14 starts at right guard and played the third most snaps (863) of any Seahawks offensive lineman while helping them make the playoffs. He's a big-bodied, mauling blocker that in perfect in a downhill, power scheme.
The former first-round pick (No. 11 overall in 2013) blocked for Ravens running back Mark Ingram II at Alabama and adds to Baltimore's long list of former Crimson Tide players. Fluker was the 11th overall pick in the 2013 draft by the San Diego Chargers, and he also played one season with the New York Giants (2017) before joining Seattle.