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Source: With Ronnie Stanley hurt, Ravens lineman D.J. Fluker expected to start vs. Washington

LANDOVER — Ravens offensive lineman D.J. Fluker is expected to start Sunday at right tackle against the Washington Football Team, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

With All-Pro left tackle Ronnie Stanley inactive because of a shoulder injury, fellow starting tackle Orlando Brown Jr. will flip over from the right side, and Fluker will take his place.

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Brown has started the past 29 games at right tackle and made the Pro Bowl there in his second season. Stanley, meanwhile, has missed just four games since 2017.

Fluker, who last started at right tackle in 2014, his second NFL season, replaced Stanley in the second half of the Ravens' season-opening win against the Cleveland Browns after Stanley hurt his ankle. Fluker, who spent most of training camp battling rookie Tyre Phillips for the No. 1 right guard job, allowed one sack in 12 pass-rush snaps against Cleveland’s talented pass rush.

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Fluker and the Ravens will face a talented, if somewhat depleted, Washington pass rush Sunday. Top draft pick Chase Young and rotational defensive tackle Matt Ioannidis will miss the game with an injury, but the team enters Week 4 with the NFL’s second-most sacks.

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