Ereck Flowers visiting Washington Redskins
Collins signed with the Redskins earlier this offseason, and Flowers, an offensive lineman, is set to visit them soon, per Adam Schefter.
Former Jaguars’ and Giants’ OT Ereck Flowers is visiting the Redskins tonight, per source. Could rejoin former Giants’ teammate Landon Collins in Washington.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 17, 2019
Things did not quite pan out the way the Giants hoped, ending in Flowers’ release in October of 2018. Following that he found himself playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He has mostly been a left tackle in his career, except for a brief stint on the right side of the offensive line.
There does not appear to be a clear starting spot with the Redskins, but there is an opening. Per Pro Football Talk, Trent Williams will be the left tackle and Morgan Moses will be the right tackle. Where Flowers would fit is in the swingman role, which opened up when Ty Nsekhe left.
As a former No. 9 draft pick out of the University of Miami, it was widely thought his career trajectory would be much better than becoming a mere depth piece. However, that is the role available to him in Washington. Flowers does bring plenty of starting experience to the table, but he would not be able to find that job anywhere in the league, only in certain places. Washington is one.
Collins was one of the biggest potential signings of this free agency period, and the Redskins got him. Now they want the guy drafted the round before him. If this trend is to continue, defensive end Owamagbe Odighizuwa is next up.
These visits can end in signings, so the Redskins might be able to address their need for depth at the tackle position when all is said and done.