The Giants, who face the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night, also signed kicker Marshall Koehn to their practice squad.
"Ereck, he's competed his tail off", Manning said.
Flowers' pending release/trade is a step in the right direction in terms of correcting the issues along the Giants' offensive line, but the immediate future isn't much brighter. "Even these last weeks, when you're told someone else is playing, he's done everything we've asked him to do". NY took him No. 9 overall, hoping he'd be a franchise left tackle, but he was awful.
After two subpar starts, Flowers was benched in favor of second-year man Chad Wheeler and has played sparingly since.
Giants still hoping to complete a trade for OT Ereck Flowers by 4 pm today.
The Giants drafted Flowers with the ninth pick in the 2015 draft, one pick ahead of the then-St. Flowers stayed there until this offseason, when the Giants signed left tackle Nate Solder to a then-record deal. Watt but has given them physicality in the run game and more reliability from down-to-down.
"I don't think I missed a snap, right?"
He did not, and so now he is part of the Giants' future, while Flowers is officially - finally - in the past.