The Giants will promote tackle Brian Mihalik from the practice squad to replace Ereck Flowers, according to Dan Duggan of The Athletic (on Twitter). Flowers is set to be released on Tuesday afternoon if the team cannot find a suitable trade, so the Giants need another body to help out at tackle.
It’s still possible that the Giants will survey the free agent market – or even the trade market – for help at tackle, but they opted against bringing in outside help on a short week. Mihalik will be in the club’s rotation behind starters Nate Solder and Chad Wheeler when the G-Men face the Eagles on Thursday night.
Mihalik made two starts last season for the Lions but was dropped from the roster on Labor Day weekend. At 6’9″ and 315 pounds, the former defensive end certainly has the size for the tackle position.