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Ravens' D.J. Fluker Says He Reduced Body Fat from 44 to 22 Percent in Offseason

Blake SchusterAnalyst IIAugust 19, 2020

Seattle Seahawks offensive guard D.J. Fluker in action against the New Orleans Saints during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)
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Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman D.J. Fluker has made some big changes this offseason to change his build.

The 29-year-old veteran arrived at training camp having cut his body fat from 44 to 22 percent:

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New Ravens guard D.J. Fluker said he reduced his body fat from 44 percent to 22 percent this offseason

Fluker signed a one-year, $1.075 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens in May after stints with the Los Angeles Chargers, New York Giants and Seattle Seahawks but the Ravens are likely to get a different version of the guard than his previous clubs saw.

The Alabama product showed off his progress in an Instagram post last week. 

Here's how Fluker described his offseason program: 

"'Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.' I am built better at 29 than I was at 21. This offseason I chose a different fitness path to become leaner, stronger, faster and smarter in my 8th year than in my rookie year. My workouts were from 5 hours up to 8 hours a day. My food changed dramatically, 8 meals a day balanced and customized to make me a beast inside and out and get me to 22% body fat. I started in March at 40% body fat. It was a tough adjustment but the end results put me in the best body and mindset I have ever had. The journey is the most fun and makes the destination worth it."

Fluker isn't just playing for Baltimore this year. He's playing for his NFL future. As he gets ready to re-enter free agency this offseason, the No. 11 pick of the 2013 NFL Draft is looking to show teams a stronger version of himself.