If you were elated to hear or read the news that Seattle Seahawks right guard was active for Sunday night’s big game against the AFC leading Kansas City Chiefs... hold your horses, because there is the other side of the story.
Seahawks general manager John Schneider confirmed on his pre-game radio show that while Fluker is active and will dress, the right guard starting position belongs to Ethan Pocic for the evening.
DJ Fluker not starting tonight, according to John Schneider's pre game radio show. Schneider says Pocic is going to start there.— Bob Condotta (@bcondotta) December 24, 2018
This is similar to when Justin Britt was active for Week 3 against the Dallas Cowboys, but was an emergency option, and Joey Hunt got the start instead.
Pocic started the first two games of this season at left guard, and was reinserted into the lineup last week against the San Francisco 49ers after an injury to Jordan Simmons. He committed multiple holding penalties and gave up some pressures, which ideally we won’t see a repeat of in this game. He was both left and right guard for several games last season as a rookie.
With that in mind, Ethan Pocic and George Fant will be your starters on the right side of the Seahawks offensive line.