New York Giants place former first-round pick Ereck Flowers on waivers

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Ereck Flowers

The Ereck Flowers experiment is coming to a long-awaited end in the Big Apple. "We appreciate Ereck's efforts". They haven't coddled him; instead, left tackle Nate Solder has worked with him, and as a group, the line worked together to find cohesiveness and continuity.

A trade might be unlikely, as any team acquiring Flowers would inherit the $1,692,368 he is owed for the rest of the season.

The New York Giants were hoping to find a trade partner for offensive lineman Ereck Flowers prior to 4 p.m. Tuesday, but with nothing materializing, they instead chose to release him outright.

NY has FINALLY realized that, and the former Miami Hurricane will reportedly be released on Tuesday if he's not traded by 4 p.m. ET.

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

NY selected Flowers out of Miami (Fla.) with the ninth pick of the 2015 National Football League draft. "Sometimes a change of scenery is good for a person".

After two subpar starts, Flowers was benched in favor of second-year man Chad Wheeler and has played sparingly since. He pushed a reporter after a loss during the 2016 season.

It became clear nearly immediately that Flowers was in over his head as he struggled mightily at the left tackle spot.

This year did not begin well for Flowers under the new regime led by general manager Dave Gettleman.

In selecting Flowers, the Giants passed on running back Todd Gurley, who went with the very next pick to the St. Louis Rams. Tuesday, the team would announce that they had waived him.

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