Raanan mentions that Flowers has skipped the start of offseason workouts and it doesn’t appear that has been particularly well received by the team.
Even so, Raanan admits that it could be tough to find a team willing to take on his $2.4 million salary for the 2018 season.
“I wouldn’t mess with him,” an NFL personnel executive tells Raanan. “I wouldn’t want him in the building. Sounds like he’s not worth the trouble.”
The Giants still need to decide whether or not they’ll pick up his fifth-year option before the upcoming deadline, but the expectation is that they’ll pass on doing so.
Flowers, 23, is a former No. 9 overall pick out of Miami by the Giants in the 2015 NFL Draft. He is entering the final year of a four-year $14.391 million rookie contract that is fully guaranteed is set to earn a base salary of $2,397,522 for 2018.
In 2017, Flowers appeared in 15 games for the Giants and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 54 overall tackle out of 81 qualifiers.