Giants T Ereck Flowers has reportedly showed up to the team's facility Monday morning for the first time this offseason, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Flowers missed the team's voluntary offseason training program, and fellow teammate Landon Collins said it was due to the fact that he is switching to right tackle following the signing of veteran LT Nate Solder.
"He just unhappy that they picked up [Nate Solder]," Collins said. "That's it."
Though head coach Pat Shurmur and GM Dave Gettleman both made the point to say the workouts were voluntary, Collins -- a team captain -- believed he should have been there.
"Definitely, I would say he needs to be here, as a teammate and as a captain because we need him here, need to get the line together so they can be on the same page," Collins said. "We got a quarterback, we got a running back, we got these talented wide receivers, we got to run with this."
Shurmur noted that the team has stayed in contact with Flowers despite his decision to stay in Miami so far this offseason.
"We've been in contact with Ereck. It's our understanding that he's in good shape," Shurmur said this past weekend at the team's rookie minicamp. "I can't wait for him to be here. I've mentioned it in the past, there were some things that he did last year that were really good, and I look forward to him getting here at some point and working with him."
This could be a make-or-break year for Flowers as the Giants declined to pick up his fifth-year option on his rookie contract.