Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Giants Releasing Ereck Flowers if He's Not Traded by Tuesday Afternoon

Giants Releasing Ereck Flowers if He's Not Traded by Tuesday Afternoon

With an open spot on their practice squad as the result of this shuffle, the Giants also announced that kicker Marshall Koehn, who was with the team during the preseason, had been signed as insurance for Aldrick Rosas, who missed practice on Monday with a sore quadriceps.

Flowers struggled from the start of his career after an unexpected move to left tackle his rookie season prompted by an injury to Will Beatty.

The move isn't a surprise for the Giants (1-4).

General view of MetLife Stadium prior to the start of the preseason game between the New York Giants and the New York Jets on August 27, 2016 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The 2018 season has represented a dramatic fall from grace for Flowers, who was selected with the ninth-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

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"We appreciate Ereck Flowers' efforts with the team".

"I think it's just kind of run its course", Shurmur told ESPN on Monday. 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. We wish him the best.

But he wasn't - unfortunately his play reinforced he was part of the problem, and that was evident from the first offensive play of the season when he was reduced to trying to trip Jaguars star defensive end Calais Campbell after being beaten badly to the inside. "It's week-by-week (in the NFL) so you never know".

But when the Giants' offense took the field for the ensuing possession, Wheeler was back out there.

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