Published: Wed, October 10, 2018
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The Giants' search for Ereck Flowers trade ends predictably

The Giants' search for Ereck Flowers trade ends predictably

The New York Giants are parting ways with offensive tackle Ereck Flowers, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

The team will look to trade Flowers first, but if unable to reach a deal, will release him outright.

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.

Flowers was not at the Giants' practice Monday.

The Giants made Ereck Flowers the No. 9 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, but entering this season, he had not lived up to expectations in NY. In his first three seasons, Flowers started at left tackle in each of the 46 games he appeared in. He was replaced by Chad Wheeler, an undrafted free agent out of USC the team signed last spring.

It is another major purge of the roster that GM Dave Gettleman inherited from Jerry Reese, who was sacked last December.

Flowers started all but two games at left tackle between 2015 and 2017 before being moved to right tackle this summer.

Flowers, 24, is in the final year of a four-year, $14.3 million rookie contract, which includes a team option.

"It has run its course", Shurmur said of the decision to drop Flowers. "We appreciate Ereck's efforts and we just wish him the best".

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