The Giants have officially released tackle Ereck Flowers after failing to trade him, and have signed tackle Brian Mihalik to replace him on the roster.
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reported Monday that things between the Giants and Flowers had been building for a while, and that Flowers had already been told to leave the Giants facility.
Flowers, who the Giants selected with the ninth overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, struggled badly earlier this season after having poor seasons in 2017 and 2016.
The 24-year-old Flowers, who transitioned from left tackle to right tackle before the season (and held out in protest because of the switch), was benched by the Giants prior to their Week 3 game in favor of Chad Wheeler. According to Vacchiano, Flowers' attitude deteriorated after he lost his starting job.
Flowers is making $2,397,522 this season and set to become a free agent in March. And the turmoil surrounding him this offseason and into the season wasn't the first of it.
The Giants deactivated Flowers in Week 17 last season when they felt he was unwilling to play through an injury, and tried unsuccessfuly to trade him during the Draft in April.
With Flowers gone, the Giants' depth on the offensive line is now dangerously thin.
And with his Giants career over, here's a reminder that Todd Gurley, Melvin Gordon, and Marcus Peters were drafted after Flowers in 2015.