JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Ereck Flowers, the ninth general choose in 2015 by the New York Giants who was minimize final month, will start at left tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Flowers turns into the fourth player to start at that spot for the Jaguars (Three-6) due to accidents. Cam Robinson suffered a torn ACL in Week 2 and his alternative, Josh Wells, injured his groin in Week 5 and was positioned on IR.
That pressured the Jaguars to transfer reserve guard Josh Walker to left tackle, the place he began the previous 4 video games. Walker injured his foot in final week’s loss to Indianapolis and the workforce listed him as uncertain for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to Pittsburgh at TIAA Financial institution Discipline.
Flowers began 49 of the 52 video games during which he performed for the Giants from 2015 to 2018 at left tackle, however by no means performed at the excessive degree anticipated of a prime 10 choose. He misplaced his beginning job in Week Three to Chad Wheeler, who signed with the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2017, and the workforce minimize Flowers on Oct. 9.
The Jaguars signed Flowers on Oct. 12 and he didn’t play within the workforce’s subsequent three video games. He made his Jaguars debut final week, sharing time with Walker in the course of the second and third quarters.