Giants officially waive 1st round bust Ereck Flowers

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NY has FINALLY realized that, and the former Miami Hurricane will reportedly be released on Tuesday if he's not traded by 4 p.m. ET. He was a Week 1 starter as a rookie but has struggled since entering the league. The Giants could promote tackle Brian Mihalik from the practice squad to serve as an emergency swing tackle with center/guard Spencer Pulley serving as an extra lineman and jumbo tight end in sub packages. The Giants moved him to right tackle this offseason, and he started the first two games this year before they discontinued the experiment.

The team announced the moves Tuesday, a day after coach Pat Shurmur said Flowers would either be traded or waived within 24 hours.

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Shurmur wished Flowers well, and Eli Manning diplomatically said "I appreciate everything he's done".

This season, Pro Football Focus has given Flowers a grade of 53.8, which considered average by the metric's scale, yet is the 59th-ranked score among all graded offensive tackles. "Even these last weeks, when you're told someone else is playing, he's done everything we've asked him to do".

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Despite several setbacks from Flowers, chosen including accusations that he quit on the team prior to their 2017 season finale against Washington (in which Flowers was listed as out with a groin injury), the Giants new regime kept their belief in him, moving him over to right tackle to open the 2018 season.

But when the Giants' offense took the field for the ensuing possession, Wheeler was back out there. Watt but has given them physicality in the run game and more reliability from down-to-down.

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Flowers was so unhappy with the signing that he skipped parts of minicamp.