Ereck Flowers expected to be released by Giants

Giants reportedly planning to cut or trade 2015 first-round pick Ereck Flowers

Giants reportedly planning to cut or trade 2015 first-round pick Ereck Flowers

The Giants did try to find a trade partner before 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, but it wasn't meant to be.

The 24-year-old Flowers apparently did what he could under Shurmur to be a good teammate and show he wants to be part of the solution, once he reported to the team after skipping a significant portion of the voluntary offseason workout program.

In fact, the Giants would take him ninth overall in 2015. "Even these last weeks, when you're told someone else is playing, he's done everything we've asked him to do".

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

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

The Ereck Flowers era has mercifully come to an end for the New York Giants. Apparently, the Giants did not want to wait that long to make the move or it was abundantly clear that no one wanted him. Heading into Week 3, Shurmur made a decision to bench Flowers and give his job to Chad Wheeler, who originally signed with the Giants as an undrafted free agent previous year. Chad Wheeler replaced him after two games this season, and Flowers' split from the Giants is now official. They played Spencer Pulley over Flowers as an extra tackle in Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints. He also played through a hand injury sustained during Sunday's loss to Carolina.

Tackle Brian Mihalik was signed off the practice squad in a corresponding move.

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