Former New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers signs with the NFC East rival Washington Redskins, per Adam Schefter.
Looks like the Washington Redskins have yet again signed a former New York Giant.
On Monday, per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Redskins have signed former Giants OT Ereck Flowers. The deal is only for one year and worth $4 million.
Redskins have signed Ereck Flowers to a 1 year $4 million deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 18, 2019
Flowers will now be working with an offensive line who’ll be playing alongside QB Case Keenum, who Washington traded for earlier in March.
Flowers was drafted ninth overall in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft. For the most part, he never found his niche for Big Blue.
After a decent rookie year, Flowers struggled mightily in 2016 and 2017. This eventually led to Flowers losing his job as the starting left tackle to Nate Solder. Flowers was moved to the right tackle position at the start of 2018 but promptly lost that by Week Three to RT Chad Wheeler.
The Giants released Flowers shortly thereafter in early October. Flowers eventually signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. He finished out the year for the Jags, appearing in eight games and starting in seven of them.
This, of course, isn’t the only former Giant to be snagged by the Redskins this offseason. It was reported last Monday that Washington was going to sign former Giants safety Landon Collins. Big Blue didn’t have enough cap space to comfortably franchise tag Collins, allowing the Redskins to ink Collins to a six-year, $84 million deal.
The Redskins then signed former Giants DB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie this past Saturday. This contract, like Flowers’, is also a one-year deal.
The Collins and DRC signings don’t exactly make Giants fans happy. However, the Flowers signing definitely does. With the tenure Flowers had in New York, all Giants fans can say to Redskins fans is “good luck…you’ll need it.”