Flowers makes move to RT in Giants' OTAs

Ereck Flowers (74), who has started 46 games at left tackle for the New York Giants after being drafted No. 1 in 2015, is making the move to right tackle after the signing of Nate Solder.Photo: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

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New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers is making a favorable impression in organized team activities.

Flowers, who has played at left tackle, has returned to work at right tackle after the Giants signed Nate Solder to a four-year, $62 million contract in free agency.

That acquisition forced Flowers, a former first-round pick, to be moved from left tackle to presumably compete with Chad Wheeler and Tyler Howell for a starting job.

"He's been great," Giants coach Pat Shurmur said, via SNY. "He's been communicating well. He looks like he's having fun playing out there. He's worked in with the offensive line and he's done everything we've asked. And I anticipate that will continue."

Shurmur also dismissed the 24-year-old Flowers' initial absence from minicamp in April.

"That's all water under the bridge and it doesn't really matter," Shurmur said. " ... He's actually done a really good job. He's an excellent athlete and he's handling the move pretty seamlessly. Through the first two weeks of his training, I think he's made improvements."

Flowers has started 46 games for the Giants since being selected with the ninth overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft.