Washington Redskins will play Ereck Flowers at guard
The Washington Redskins made a splash, signing offensive lineman Ereck Flowers. Flowers has been a tackle his whole career, and has often struggled. The Redskins apparently think they have a solution, as the team plans on playing him at guard, according to John Keim of ESPN.com.
The Redskins already have Trent Williams and Morgan Moses locked in as their two starting tackles, so this makes some sense. Flowers can still play tackle in a pinch, and will be able to fill in anywhere on the offensive line, except center.
The Redskins’ offensive line has been the most injured in the league the past couple of years, so Flowers will likely get plenty of opportunities to play.
Keim thinks Flowers could also be a candidate to start at left guard, depending on what Washington does in the draft next month. The ninth overall pick in the 2015 draft, Flowers never panned out with the Giants and was quickly labeled a bust. But he has a ton of starting experience, and could be a nice reclamation project for the Redskins.
After the Giants cut him last year, he latched on with the Jaguars. He ended up starting seven games for the Jags, and actually received above average grades from Pro Football Focus. Flowers is still only 24, and the Miami product was a top ten pick for a reason. He still has a ton of theoretical talent, and could prove to be a nice signing for a Redskins team that doesn’t have much to lose.
The jury is still out on Flowers, and now he’ll get a chance to re-write the narrative of his career with his former NFC East rival.