Giants waive Ereck Flowers, promote Brian Mihalik

Tanya Simon
October 12, 2018

With a new regime in place, Flowers was given a short window to turn his play around. "I hate to lose a teammate".

Should the Giants follow through on a Flowers departure, only one member from their 2015 draft class, safety Landon Collins would remain on the team.

"The 6-6, 334-pounder never developed the proper technique to consistently protect Eli Manning, hampering the Giant offense".

The Ereck Flowers era has mercifully come to an end for the New York Giants.

His run blocking, though better than his play in pass protection, didn't save Flowers from criticism, either.

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Despite several setbacks from Flowers, chosen including accusations that he quit on the team prior to their 2017 season finale against Washington (in which Flowers was listed as out with a groin injury), the Giants new regime kept their belief in him, moving him over to right tackle to open the 2018 season.

Within two weeks Gettleman knew he had made a huge mistake. During his first three seasons with the Giants, Flowers served as the team's left tackle, starting in 46 of a possible 48 regular-season games. They played Spencer Pulley over Flowers as an extra tackle in Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints.

The 24-year-old offensive tackle, regardless of the other 31 National Football League teams' interest, will see his 51-game, 3,225-snap tenure with the New York Giants come to a close soon enough.

Wheeler said of Flowers' release: "Anything can happen". He endured a hard Week 3 matchup against J.J.

He did not, and so now he is part of the Giants' future, while Flowers is officially - finally - in the past.

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