Thursday, 21 February, 2019

Giants give up on 2015 1st-round pick Ereck Flowers

Giants give up on 2015 1st-round pick Ereck Flowers Giants give up on 2015 1st-round pick Ereck Flowers
Kristopher Love | 12 October, 2018, 07:13

It will release Flowers on Tuesday if it fails to find a deal for him, the report says. During that span, the Giants' offensive line struggled often and Flowers was a big reason why.

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. "Even these last weeks, when you're told someone else is playing, he's done everything we've asked him to do".

Entering the season, Flowers, 24, was subsequently shifted to right tackle and started each of New York's first two games at the spot prior being demoted to second string ahead of Week 3.

But the 6-6, 334-pounder never developed the proper technique to consistently protect Eli Manning, hampering the Giant offense.

But he wasn't - unfortunately his play reinforced he was part of the problem, and that was evident from the first offensive play of the season when he was reduced to trying to trip Jaguars star defensive end Calais Campbell after being beaten badly to the inside. The Giants attempted to move him to right tackle this season, but it didn't work.

The New York Giants announced on Tuesday morning that they have cut offensive lineman Ereck Flowers after four seasons with the team. I appreciate the way he's played hurt and handled a tough situation. He also played through a hand injury sustained during Sunday's loss to Carolina.

The good news for Flowers is that he'll likely be a hot commodity if the Giants end up releasing him.