Giants Waive Ereck Flowers

The Giants have waived tackle Ereck Flowers, according to an announcement from the team. The Giants were looking to trade the former first-round pick by the end of the business day on Tuesday, but they were unable to find a taker. 

Because Flowers is not a vested veteran, he’ll hit the waiver wire, giving the league’s 31 other teams a chance to claim him. Clubs such as the Raiders, Falcons, 49ers, and others with high waiver priority will have an early crack at claiming Flowers, but that’s unlikely given his salary. In all probability, Flowers will go unclaimed, allowing him to sign as a free agent later this week.

Flowers, a 6’6″, 329-pound tackle, was taken with the No. 9 overall pick in the 2015 draft. The Giants were hardly alone in their strong evaluation of the Miami product, but things never panned out for him at the pro level. This year, the Giants brought in left tackle Nate Solder and shifted Flowers to the right side, but the results were pretty much the same. Flowers was demoted in favor of Chad Wheeler this year, and he played just 12 special teams snaps in those three games off of the bench.

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19 comments on “Giants Waive Ereck Flowers

  1. acarneglia

    This guy was taken ahead of guys like Melvin Gordon, Todd Gurley, Marcus Peters, Shaw Thompson, and Landon Collins among others. Lol

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    • TJECK109

      There is always someone taken ahead of other stud players. Not like it’s a rarity

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      • Decius

        Every team makes mistakes in the draft. This is just one of the worst ones the Giants have made. It’s not like they draft as bad as some of the lousier teams in the league. They just play in a media market that heavily scrutinizes every mistake. Cut them some slack.

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        • drzlilj

          Most definitely, I’m just a die hard Giants fan that knows we could have made obvious better choices in the draft

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        • wellyou'rewrong

          Well they just selected a rb #2 overall that is leading them to 4th place in a division who’s leader is 2-2.

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            • Polish Hammer

              Not a bust and he’ll be a beast…for a few years, and just as he starts to break down that heir apparent to Eli they never put in place would have been excelling and getting ready to hit his prime for quite a few more years to come.

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          • DiggerTim

            Or, he’s leading them to a high pick where they draft the QB of the future next year…

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  2. Kenleyfornia74

    RB was a major hole for NYG and Gurley goes 1 pick after this guy. Ouch

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    • A great offensive lineman is always welcome. The problem is not with the pick but that Flowers didn’t pan out. The draft is partially a lottery. You can only evaluate a front office over multiple years. I’m not sure how the Giants are doing. The Barkley pick was magnificent. Why the Giants don’t bring in Kaepernick (he’s about the only veteran available who could lead a team to the playoffs) is mystery to me. New York market full of SJW and with loudmouth Odell Beckham, Jr. would be perfect for Kap.

      Watched some of last week’s game. Eli is really done. Surviving only on smarts, athletic ability gone.

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  3. Jack0207

    Whoever picks him up should move him to guard. He is big and strong and wouldn’t be exposed in pass protection at tackle.

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    • dilz82

      I think the issue with him is at least 50% mental/attitude. He’s a clubhouse cancer who doesn’t communicate with his fellow linemen and possibly doesn’t understand how to read/pick up D-line schemes. Moving to guard won’t help that.

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  4. Sick of Losing

    Regardless of this bantering about QB/RB @ #2 overall this year, we can all agree that Ereck Flowers will go down as the worst draft pick / biggest bust in Giants history even moreso than Ron Dayne.

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