The Jaguars, in their second "splash move" of the day, have singed former Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers and placed swing tackle Josh Wells on injured reserve.
The Jaguars have been hit hard with the injury bug in recent weeks. Josh Wells - filling in for Cam Robinson who tore his ACL in week two - injured his groin in week five against the Chiefs. That left the Jaguars with Josh Walker, a reserve whose primary position is guard as the starting left tackle.
While many Jaguars fans know Ereck Flowers as the man whom the Jaguars abused in a week one victory against the Giants, he also represents the best option that the team currently has.
Flowers was waived by the Giants earlier in the week after a forgettable three years and some change. The former ninth overall pick never lived up to his draft status and after switching to the right side from the left side and failing to improve the Giants decided they had seen enough.
The Jaguars current offensive line coach, Pat Flaherty, was with the Giants when Flowers was drafted in 2015. The Jaguars top decision maker, EVP Tom Coughlin, was also there in 2015 as the Giants head coach. Both are familiar with Flowers and his skill set and personality.
It says a lot about the Jaguars current situation on the O-line that the team was willing to put up with the head ache that comes along with Flowers. During his rookie season Flowers and Flaherty had to be physically separated during a game, this according to Geoff Schwartz.
The Jaguars decided to sign Flowers after a Friday workout. It remains to be seen if Flowers will participate this Sunday against the Cowboys, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him enter the lineup sooner rather than later. Flowers allowed four pressures in the Giants week two matchup with the Cowboys.
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