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Giants head coach Pat Shurmur hinted Flowers’ time with the organization was ending following the team’s 33-31 Week 5 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
“I think it’s just kind of run its course,” Shurmur told reporters Monday. “We appreciate Ereck’s efforts, and we just wish him the best. 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.”
The Giants selected Flowers with the ninth pick of the 2015 NFL draft, but he didn’t live up to his lofty expectations.
In May, Pro Football Focus noted the 24-year-old Miami native allowed more quarterback pressures than any other tackle from 2015 through 2017:
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With his 5th-year option declined, #Giants OT Ereck Flowers will have to prove he can succeed at RT this season.
Flowers’ 51.5 @PFF grade ranked 54th among OTs last season. https://t.co/3ws5hp2Qid
Flowers started the first two games of the 2018 campaign at right tackle before he was benched in favor of Chad Wheeler. PFF graded him as the league’s No. 64 tackle this season.
Despite those struggles, his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN’s Adam Schefter he “expects multiple teams to be interested” in the former Miami Hurricanes standout and believes he’ll find a “new home by the end of this week.”
Andrew Brandt of The MMQB provided contract details:
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Ereck Flowers is in last year of fully guaranteed rookie contract, salary of $2.4M. If unclaimed on waivers, @Giants owe that even if he signs somewhere else. If claimed, new team assumes remaining $1.7M.
Meanwhile, Brian Mihalik will take over as the top reserve tackle for the Giants behind the starting tandem of Wheeler and Nate Solder.