Redskins sign tackle Ereck Flowers to $4M, 1-year deal
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — The Washington Redskins have signed offensive tackle Ereck Flowers to a $4 million, one-year contract.
Flowers becomes Washington's new swing tackle behind Trent Williams...
Free Agency-Jaguars Capsule
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (5-11)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DT Malik Jackson, FS Tashaun Gipson, OT Jermey Parnell, RB Carlos Hyde, LS Carson Tinker, WR Donte Moncrief, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins,...
Jags turn to former Giants starting OT Flowers vs Steelers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are down to their fourth left tackle, starting a player they signed off the streets against Pittsburgh on Sunday.
Coach Doug Marrone says former New York Giants first-round draft pick Ereck Flowers will start in place of Josh Walker, who missed practice all week because of a foot/ankle injury. Walker was listed as doubtful on the injury report Friday. Flowers and Walker alternated series last week at Indianapolis.
Giants trade Harrison to Lions for 5th-round pick
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have traded star defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison to the Detroit Lions for a draft pick.
Giants coach Pat Shurmur confirmed the deal Wednesday after practice without revealing details. The teams are expected to confirm it Thursday after Harrison passes a physical.
Giants trade cornerback Eli Apple to New Orleans Saints
The New York Giants have sent "the other Eli" to the New Orleans Saints.
Not Eli Manning. Eli Apple.
The Giants on Tuesday traded the cornerback who was the 10th pick overall in the 2016 draft to the Saints for a fourth-round pick in 2019 and a seventh-rounder in 2020.
Like all trades, it will be not official until Apple passes a physical.
Jaguars sign former Giants 1st-rounder OT Ereck Flowers
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jaguars have signed former New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers and placed left tackle Josh Wells on injured reserve with a groin injury.
Flowers was waived by the Giants on Tuesday after he failed to live up to lofty expectations. He was the ninth overall pick in the 2015 NFL draft. Flowers was moved from left to right tackle this season after the Giants signed Nate Solder, but lost that job to Chad Wheeler after just two games.
Giants waive former first rounder Flowers, sign Mihalik
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have waived former first-round draft pick Ereck Flowers and signed tackle Brian Mihalik off their practice squad to replace him.
The team announced the moves Tuesday, a day after coach Pat Shurmur said Flowers would either be traded or waived within 24 hours.
Giants parting ways with 2015 first-round pick Ereck Flowers
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are parting ways with 2015 first-round draft pick Ereck Flowers.
Coach Pat Shurmur said Monday the offensive tackle who was the ninth pick overall was going to be cut or traded by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
The move isn't a surprise for the Giants (1-4). Flowers lost his starting job at right tackle to Chad Wheeler after the second game of the season and the play of the line picked up.
Giants’ Rebuilt O-line to face tough test in Brees, Saints
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants' reconstructed offensive line will face its second consecutive stern test when the New Orleans Saints visit MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
The Saints (2-1) feature one of the NFL's premier defensive ends in Cameron Jordan, who is tied for the league lead with four sacks. The primary job of blocking him will go to Chad Wheeler, a second-year tackle who went undrafted out of Southern California.
Success of Giants’ offense rests with line
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — There is no doubt the New York Giants have the talent at the skill positions to be a success on offense.
It starts with two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning at quarterback and extends to three-time Pro Bowl receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley at halfback. Sprinkle in receiver Sterling Shepard and second-year tight end Evan Engram and there is plenty of explosiveness for new coach Pat Shurmur's squad to put up some points.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur thinks Landon Collins should just speak for himself.
The Giants safety recently made headlines with radio comments that teammate Ereck Flowers was "unhappy" the team signed Patriots left tackle Nate Solder. The move effectively flipped Flowers to right tackle.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the New York Giants have declined to pick up the fifth-year option of offensive tackle Ereck Flowers' contract.
The Giants would have been on the hook for $12.5 million in 2019 had the Giants exercised the option on the deal Flowers signed as the ninth pick overall in the 2014 draft.
The person spoke to The AP on the condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the move.
Ereck Flowers missing as Giants open voluntary minicamp
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The questions about tackle Ereck Flowers' future with the New York Giants are increasing as the 2015 first-round draft pick was a no-show for the team's first voluntary minicamp under new coach Pat Shurmur.
Players do not have to attend either the organized team activities or any minicamps.
Even Engram and Sterling Shepard will miss Giants finale
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning is going to be without his top two receivers for the New York Giants' regular-season finale against the Washington Redskins.
Interim coach Steve Spagnulo said Friday that rookie tight end Evan Engram and wide receiver Sterling Shepard will not play on Sunday.
Engram, who leads the team with receptions (64) and TD catches (6), has a rib injury. Shepard, who leads the team with 731 yards receiving, has a neck injury.
Allen Park – The Lions had hoped defensive end Ziggy Ansah would return to form this season, an offseason removed from a high-ankle sprain that hampered him throughout the 2016 campaign. But he hasn't been anywhere near as consistent as he was early in his career.
Undisciplined Giants are winless after sloppy loss to Eagles
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The New York Giants are winless, undisciplined and angry.
Odell Beckham Jr. took an unsportsmanlike penalty for pretending to urinate like a dog. Eli Apple had two pass-interference penalties that led to touchdowns. Left tackle Ereck Flowers committed two penalties in the final minute that allowed Philadelphia another chance in regulation.
Giants Preview Capsule
NEW YORK GIANTS (11-6)
New faces: WR Brandon Marshall, TE Evan Engram, DT Dalvin Tomlinson, PK Aldrick Rosas, QB Geno Smith, OL D.J. Fluker, TE Rhett Ellison.
Key losses: DT Jonathan Hankins, RT Marshall Newhouse, PK Robbie Gould.
Strengths: This is going to be one of best defenses in league, with S Landon Collins, DEs Olivier Vernon and Jason Pierre-Paul, and CB Janoris Jenkins looking very good in camp. QB Eli Manning has more options than Odell Beckham Jr. to target.
- The Washington TimesEreck Flowers lands with Redskins, provides offensive line depthMarch 18, 2019
- The SunApple Dealt by Reeling GiantsOctober 24, 2018
- The Washington TimesGiants bench troubled tackle Ereck FlowersSeptember 23, 2018
- Norfolk Daily NewsGabriel: With improved supporting cast, onus falls on Eli Manning to revive GiantsMay 29, 2018
Giants’ line and running game under microscope Friday
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The start of the preseason may finally begin shedding light on the New York Giants' offensive line and their running game.
Since training camp opened two weeks ago, no parts of the team have been watched more closely than the line and the running backs.
The line was horrible last season and the backs are a major question mark with the release of veteran Rashad Jennings.
Giants coach Ben McAdoo not overreacting to O-Line woes
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo isn't going to shake things up despite dismal performances in the first two preseason games, both losses.
Speaking a day after dropping a 21-0 decision to the Bills in Buffalo, McAdoo said Sunday that some backups are going to get chances to show what they can do this week.