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Ereck Flowers signs one-year, $4 million deal with Redskins

Ereck Flowers, Jaguars, Giants

Ereck Flowers will attempt to jumpstart his career with the division rival of the team that once drafted him. The offensive lineman is signing a one-year, $4 million deal with the Washington Redskins, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com.

Flowers, of course, was taken with the ninth overall pick by the Giants back in 2015. He never lived up to his draft status and flamed out relatively quickly in New York. He was a frequent target of intense media criticism and didn’t handle the big media market very well.

He started at left tackle as a rookie, and remained a starter for the next three seasons but got worse as the years went by. The Giants declined his fifth-year option and moved him to right tackle ahead of the 2018 season. Just a couple games into the year he was benched, and not long after he was released by the team.

He was quickly scooped up by the Jaguars and spent the rest of the season in Jacksonville. He started seven games for the Jaguars and actually received pretty solid marks from Pro Football Focus. He was the ninth overall pick for a reason, so there’s still some talent there.

It’s a low risk signing for the Redskins, who have been plagued by injuries on their offensive line in recent years. Their swing tackle Ty Nsekhe just left to sign with the Bills, so Flowers will be a natural replacement.

The former Miami star is still only 24, and could develop into a nice signing for Washington. He’ll now get the chance to get his revenge on his former team twice a year in NFC East play.