Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers (74) prepares to block Washington Redskins linebacker Preston Smith (94) during the first half at FedEx Field.

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Giants Waive Ereck Flowers

October 09, 2018 - 11:25 am
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By WFAN.com

The Giants officially parted ways Tuesday with Ereck Flowers, waiving the first-round draft bust.

Big Blue was reportedly hoping to trade Flowers, but that never materialized. Flowers' $2.39 million guaranteed salary figured to be an obstacle in any trade talks.

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"We appreciate Ereck Flowers' efforts with the team," Giants coach Pat Shurmur told reporters Monday. "Sometimes a change of scenery is good."

The Giants drafted Flowers with the ninth overall pick in 2015, but he struggled mightily, allowing 17 sacks in three seasons as the team's starting left tackle.

In March, new general manager Dave Gettleman signed former Patriot Nate Solder to take over at left tackle, moving Flowers to the right side. But the results weren't any better, as Flowers was benched in favor of Chad Wheeler after two games.

In the Giants' last three games, Flowers played just 12 snaps, all of them as a blocker on extra poitns and field goals.

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The Giants also announced Tuesday they have promoted tackle Brian Mihalik from the practice squad to the 53-man roster and signed kicker Marshall Koehn to the practice squad. 

The 6-foot-9, 315-pound Mihalik played in 15 games last season for the Detroit Lions, starting two. Koehn has spent training camps with the Dolphins, Vikings and the Giants and kicked in one regular-season game for the Bengals last year.