Jaguars To Sign Ereck Flowers

Ereck Flowers has a new home. The Jaguars have signed the offensive tackle to a one-year deal, according to a team announcement. 

The Giants cut ties with the former first-round pick earlier this week, and it didn’t take him long to find work. The deal reunites Flowers with his one-time head coach, Tom Coughlin, who now serves as Jacksonville’s football czar. The Miami product also returns to the same state in which he played college football, albeit several hours away from Coral Gables.

The Giants made Flowers the No. 9 overall pick in 2015 for a reason – he has the right build for an NFL tackle and above-average athleticism for the position. Unfortunately, he hasn’t done much with those tools at the pro level. This year, the Giants tried to use Flowers at right tackle with new acquisition Nate Solder on the left side, but they got the same results.

To make room for Flowers, the Jaguars have placed tackle Josh Wells on injured reserve. Wells was starting at left tackle in place of Cam Robinson, who is out for the season. Just five weeks into the year, the Jaguars are primed to trot out their Plan C, Josh Walker, at left tackle. In time, Flowers could become the next player to get a shot at the job.

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  1. acarneglia

    I love that the as bad as he is, he wound up on a better team than he was on before and is in a better situation.

    • crosseyedlemon

      I never thought I’d develop sympathy for Eli Manning but the poor guy had to watch Beckham get a monster pay raise and now Coughlin comes to rescue not his former QB but Flowers.

        • crosseyedlemon

          Bortles as the Giants replacement? He gets murdered by the media now so just imagine what it would be like for him in New York….lol.

    • Wellthisshouldbeinteresting

      I drafted traffic cone in Madden 19. Other than being terrific at staying really, really orange, he was pretty awful at everything else. The light reflector was a plus, though.

  2. Sick of Losing

    Good luck with this turnstile. I was actually sad that the Giants cut him ahead of last night so he didn’t have to stand out in the rain. Wish him nothing but the worst! Biggest bust in NY Giants draft history.

    • crosseyedlemon

      The anonymity that goes with being an offensive lineman will shroud him from being remembered as a major bust. Giant fans will probably never forget the name Pisarcik but few will recall the name Flowers.

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