As the trade deadline approaches on Tuesday at 4PM, the New York Giants have a few important situations to deal with, one being the release of OT Ereck Flowers. The Giants’ former 2015 first-round pick was officially named a “bust” back in 2017, when his last chance at hope was squandered. His performances were blatantly lackluster and his attitude was just as bad.
In the season finale, Flowers and former right tackle Bobby Hart made it known that they were not in favor of playing. Both were benched and publicly humiliated, and to make matter worse, Flowers was given another chance at right tackle in 2018. That experiment didn’t last very long, as Chad Wheeler took over at RT and improved the line to a significant degree.
Now, the Giants are trying to extract some sort of value from Flowers:
ESPN’s Adam Schefter made it known that Flowers is to be released if the Giants can’t find a suitor for him by 4PM on Tuesday.
Of course, it will be incredibly difficult to find a team that will want him given his value as a starting tackle, but, it’s possible they make a deal given the fact that Hart is currently the Bengals’ starting right tackle. While Flowers isn’t starting quality by any means, he can play a reserve role in case of injury, and maybe a fresh start will be good for him, especially with a team that has a quarterback that can escape the pocket.