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Giants announce plan to try Ereck Flowers at right tackle

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Ereck Flowers is no longer the New York Giants’ left tackle after the signing of Nate Solder was made official Thursday night. He’s also no longer being handed a starting job.

Flowers, a first-round pick in 2015, authentic nfl jerseys will compete to be the Giants’ starting right tackle this season. His competition at this point is two rookies from last season: Chad Wheeler and Adam Bisnowaty.

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“As soon as we announced the signing of Nate, [coach] Pat [Shurmur] spoke with Ereck,” general manager Dave Gettleman said in a statement announcing Solder’s deal. “He called him on the phone to talk to him and said, ‘Listen, we’re going to move you to right, and at the end of the day, the five best offensive linemen play.’ That’s where they left it, and Ereck was fine on the phone.”

Flowers struggled during his three seasons at left tackle. When the Giants signed Solder to a record-setting four-year deal worth $62 million, there was little doubt it meant some kind of change for Flowers. Right tackle, right guard or even being traded — he’s in the fourth and final year of his rookie contract — were options.

Hart and Flowers both told coaches they couldn’t play in the 2017 finale,wholesale nfl jerseys with the Giants finishing off a horrendous 3-13 campaign. More than a few people in the building thought they had packed their bags early and didn’t want to play.

Hart was waived that week; he ultimately landed with the Cincinnati Bengals. Flowers didn’t dress for the Week 17 victory over the Washington Redskins, in which the Giants ran for a season-high 260 yards. He said after the contest that he was unable to play because of injury.

Flowers is set to make $2.4 million this season; that is guaranteed as part of his rookie deal. The Giants have the option to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie deal this offseason. It’s unlikely they will as he competes for a starting spot.

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