New York Giants will release Ereck Flowers on Tuesday if not traded

Elena Summers
October 12, 2018

And because the Giants were unable to trade Flowers, his 2018 cap hit of $4.6 million will remain in place. "We appreciate Ereck's efforts, and we just wish him the best". However, he made an immediate impact in Week 3 against the Houston Texans, providing some key blocks for running back Saquon Barkley in New York's first and still only win of the season. The Giants attempted to move him to right tackle this season, but it didn't work. Any team trading for him would owe about $1.7 million over the rest of the season.

Giants will release OT Ereck Flowers if he is not traded by 4 p.m. Tuesday, per source.

Flowers was forced into the starting lineup at left tackle during his rookie season when Will Beatty tore his pectoral muscle in the spring.

After the shift, he earned second-team All-ACC honors in 2014 and was subsequently chosen by the Giants with the ninth overall pick in the ensuing draft. "Sometimes a change of scenery is good for a person, and we're just hopeful he can go out and continue to have a good career".

Giants coach Pat Shurmur confirmed that the report is accurate. He has been on the Giants practice squad since September 13. "The first run and the first couple times I tackled him, I said; 'this kid has something.' ..."

The 24-year-old Flowers apparently did what he could under Shurmur to be a good teammate and show he wants to be part of the solution, once he reported to the team after skipping a significant portion of the voluntary offseason workout program. He stayed there until two poor performances to start the season.

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