Giants officially waive 1st round bust Ereck Flowers


Ereck Flowers

The Giants could promote tackle Brian Mihalik from the practice squad to serve as an emergency swing tackle with center/guard Spencer Pulley serving as an extra lineman and jumbo tight end in sub packages. With Solder at left tackle, the Giants had Flowers move to right tackle, which is where he was playing until he was benched prior to Week 3.

The No. 9 overall pick in the 2015 National Football League draft out of Miami, Flowers was a head-scratching pick to fans and analysts alike at the time, and their confusion was proved well-founded once Flowers hit the field at the next level.

Flowers, 24, is in the final year of a four-year, $14.3 million rookie contract, which includes a team option.

"I think it's just kind of run its course", head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday at the facility. They'll face the Eagles in Week 6 action Thursday. "Even these last weeks, when you're told someone else is playing, he's done everything we've asked him to do".

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The Giants drafted Flowers with the ninth overall pick in 2015, but he struggled mightily, allowing 17 sacks in three seasons as the team's starting left tackle.

Flowers had not played in the spot since his freshman year with the Hurricanes in 2012.

But when the Giants' offense took the field for the ensuing possession, Wheeler was back out there. He also played through a hand injury sustained during Sunday's loss to Carolina.

He did not, and so now he is part of the Giants' future, while Flowers is officially - finally - in the past.

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