Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Giants has released former first-round pick Ereck Flowers

Giants has released former first-round pick Ereck Flowers

The Giants don't have another player at the position now on the roster, but they have three tackles on the practice squad: former seventh-round picks Brian Mihalik (Eagles, 2015) and Jylan Ware (Raiders, 2017), as well as Victor Salako, a 2017 undrafted free agent who has yet to appear in an National Football League game. Louis Rams selecting Todd Gurley. Flowers stayed there until this offseason, when the Giants signed left tackle Nate Solder to a then-record deal.

Scouts were concerned about Flowers' pass protection abilities coming out of college, and he proved those concerns to be warranted. Flowers, however, struggled throughout his time with the team. The Giants placed the former first-round pick on waivers Tuesday.

A team trading for Flowers would have to pay the balance of his $2.4 million base salary this season, which for the 12 weeks remaining in the season works out to about $1.7 million.

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It seems the Giants couldn't find a trade partner for Ereck Flowers.

New general manager Dave Gettleman also decided after last season not to pick up the option on the final year of Flowers' rookie contract.

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"We appreciate Ereck Flowers' efforts with the team".

Flowers' pending release/trade is a step in the right direction in terms of correcting the issues along the Giants' offensive line, but the immediate future isn't much brighter. Tuesday, the team would announce that they had waived him. "Sometimes a change of scenery is good for a person".

Flowers lost his starting job to Chad Wheeler in Week 3.

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