Giants parting ways with OT Flowers


The Ereck Flowers experiment is coming to a long-awaited end in the Big Apple. The Giants attempted to move him to right tackle this season, but it didn't work.

The 1-4 G-Men just can't seem to get on track for the second season in a row, and one of the biggest problems with the team has been draft bust Ereck Flowers, who has been one of the worst offensive linemen in the entire league since making his debut.

Flowers, 24, Jerry Reese's ninth overall pick in 2015 out of Miami, played in 51 games and started 48 of them across four seasons, mostly at left tackle.

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Officially, Gettleman's plan is to release Flowers if he can't trade him by 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to sources. NY took him No. 9 overall, hoping he'd be a franchise left tackle, but he was bad.

After being drafted with the 9th pick out of Miami the expectations were high, and he was never able to live up to those in NY. "Sometimes a change of scenery is good". But the Daily News has learned that as of late Monday afternoon, Flowers was gone from the building and effectively off the team already. He had a confrontation with former offensive line coach Pat Flaherty during his rookie season and was an outcast for most of his time in the offensive line room. The Giants moved him to right tackle this offseason, and he started the first two games this year before they discontinued the experiment.

"You hate to lose teammates", quarterback Eli Manning said when asked about Flowers' reportedly impending departure on Monday. He ended up losing that job to Chad Wheeler after two games.