Finlay: Redskins in talks to re-sign Ereck Flowers

By 106.7 The Fan

The Redskins have begun contract talks with left guard Ereck Flowers in advance of NFL free agency, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Further, it appears both sides hope to work out a deal before free agency opens on March 18, per Finlay.

Redskins are engaged in contract talks with left guard Ereck Flowers, per source. No guarantee it gets done before free agency but both sides would like things to work out.

— JP Finlay (@JPFinlayNBCS) March 10, 2020

Flowers joined the Redskins as a reclamation project in 2019. A first-round pick by the Giants in 2015, Flowers bombed out as an NFL tackle, but after signing a one-year deal with Washington last March, he was given a shot to make the team as a guard, and did.

When Trent Williams failed to appear at training camp, Flowers – thrust back into the position – seemed doomed to repeat past failures as a tackle. But the Redskins would eventually sign Donald Penn, allowing Flowers to switch back to guard, opposite of Brandon Scherff. Now it appears the Redskins liked what they saw in Flowers at his new position.

The Redskins are also working to re-sign Scherff and now have until Monday, March 16 to decide whether to franchise tag him. The tag deadline was already moved once, and has just been moved yet again – extending it to Monday at 11:59 p.m. – as the NFL players continue to weigh the collective bargaining agreement proposed by league owners.

Re-signing Scherff and Flowers would leave new head coach Ron Rivera with one less headache to deal with as the draft approaches.