Redskins Sign Ereck Flowers

The Redskins have signed free agent offensive tackle Ereck Flowers, per Pro Football Talk (on Twitter). Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweets that it will be a one-year, $4MM pact.

Washington hosted the fifth-year pro yesterday, and the club elected to pull the trigger today. Flowers, of course, was selected by the division-rival Giants in the first round of the 2015 draft, but he never lived up to his pedigree. New York cut him last October and he subsequently caught on with the Jaguars, starting seven games at left tackle for Jacksonville.

His tenure with the Giants was marred by penalties and a matador-like approach to pass blocking, and even after Big Blue switched Flowers from left tackle to right tackle, they did not see an uptick in performance. But his improved play with the Jags caught the Redskins’ eye, and John Keim of ESPN.com says the club plans to to slide Flowers inside to guard.

However, he will also serve as a swing tackle and insurance policy for left tackle Trent Williams and right tackle Morgan Moses, while 2018 third-rounder Geron Christian — whom the team prefers at swing tackle — recovers froma torn MCL.

 

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6 comments on “Redskins Sign Ereck Flowers

  1. Honestly I think Flowers turned a corner when he ended up in Jacksonville. He wasn’t great and could still be considered not worth his draft selection, but he was pretty much the Jags best offensive lineman down the stretch (which says a lot about the Jags oline but also his improved performance). He might never be a great starting option, but as a backup olinemen you could probably do a lot worse.

    • RockHauler

      Ha Ha Ha! Turned the corner …… stop I can’t laugh anymore! Every off season we would hear about how hard he worked and improved and then back to matador Erick. You can’t fix a player who really doesn’t want to play football, refuses to be coached and is limited athletically.
      JT19 if you’re a Redskins fan be prepared for aggravation and disappointment.

  2. Armaday

    The Redskins have half the Giants team from last year…Ok, I’m exaggerating a little!

  3. crosseyedlemon

    This signing reflects just how hard it is to locate competent OL talent currently. The college game is more pro oriented now so you would think the transition to the NFL would be less difficult. Still there are many young offensive linemen that struggle to develop at the rate NFL coaches expect.

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