The only other healthy Giants player besides All-Pro defensive tackle Damon Harrison who didn’t show up for this week’s voluntary minicamp was offensive tackle Ereck Flowers.
EAST RUTHERFORD — The only other healthy Giants player besides All-Pro defensive tackle Damon Harrison who didn’t show up for this week’s voluntary minicamp was offensive tackle Ereck Flowers.
Wednesday, Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said that he was aware that Harrison isn’t in the building, but declined to elaborate as to why he isn’t here.
“We’ve spoken,” Shurmur said Wednesday prior to practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center. “I expect him back soon.”
With only one more day left in this voluntary minicamp, the next time that Harrison has a chance to take the field with the rest of his teammates is during the first OTA on May 21.
Meanwhile, Shurmur sounded less pleased by Flowers’ decision to stay away for the entire voluntary program.
Flowers is the only member of the team to no-show for the entire two-plus weeks so far, Harrison left town shortly after reporting on April 9, NJ Advance Media has learned.
“We understand that this is a program that is voluntary,” Shumur said. “I tend to believe it is very necessary, but (Flowers) is not here. So, when he is here, we will start to talk about him.”
Reports surfaced Tuesday that the Giants are looking to trade Flowers during this weekend’s 2018 NFL Draft. During Tuesday’s first practice of the offseason, it was Chad Wheeler in Flowers’ place at right tackle.
Shurmur said that he’s been in touch with Flowers, but there is only so much that can get accomplished during those conversations especially when the plan is to move the 2015 first-round pick from left tackle to right tackle.
“I’ve talked to him, a couple of times,” Shurmur said. “There’s probably certain players that have called them. But, if they’re not here, how much can you get done in a short phone call? It’s not much.”
Even if Flowers eventually returns to the team, it wouldn’t be surprising to see the Giants take an offense tackle at some point during the NFL Draft.
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