The New York Giants are closing in the exchange of a previous first round, no, not that one.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the Giants had business discussions centered on the offensive tackle Ereck Flowers, according to informed sources of the situation. The belief is that the new bronze will be able to change it for draft compensation, for Rapoport.
Flowers has stayed away from team training as the Giants prepare to open their volunteer mini-volunteer camp on Tuesday.
The Giants signed left tackle Nate Solder in free agency to handle the duties of left tackle, presumably changing Flowers to the right side, if he ended up staying in New York, which seems unlikely at this stage.
The general selection n. 9 in 2015, Flowers fought powerfully in three seasons as a 46-game starter. For most of his career, Flowers has been an automated tourniquet on the blind side of Eli Manning, apparently giving way to field marshalls quarterbacks.
The Miami product, however, is only 23 years old and still has the athleticism that made it one of the top 10. A new beginning could be beneficial for both parties.
Given the dearth of offensive tackles on the open market and a shallow draft class on the job, Big Blue may be able to get a late compensation return for Flowers during the draft.