Dolphins Trade Ereck Flowers To Washington

The Dolphins are finalizing a deal with Washington that would send offensive lineman Ereck Flowers to the Football Team and clear out some much-needed cap space. In exchange, Miami will swap late-round picks with Washington.

On Tuesday morning, Ian Rapoport with the NFL Network broke that trade news via Twitter.

Flowers was only one year into a three-year, $30 million deal he signed with the Dolphins in 2020. He wasn’t bad in Miami — at least not like he was with the New York Giants — but he also wasn’t the homerun signing they were hoping for.

And some in Washington are already plenty familiar with Flowers.

After struggling with the Giants and Jacksonville Jaguars for four seasons, the former first-round tackle out of Miami signed with the Redskins back in 2019. He kicked inside to guard and produced his best season as a pro, which ultimately landed him the big payday in Miami.

As Rapoport points out in the tweet, Washington is still searching for upgrades along its offensive front. It’s an underrated unit, but Flowers could slide back into his starting spot at left guard opposite Brandon Scherff.

Not only does this move clear cap space for the Dolphins, but it also opens up the opportunity for other guys. We’ve gotten some nuggets out of the rumor mill that Miami was targeting an offensive lineman at some point on Day 1 or 2. This move supports that idea, but will it come at tackle or guard?

Solomon Kindley is a projected starter after seeing plenty of action as a fourth-round rookie in 2020.

There’s also the team’s second-round pick from last year, Robert Hunt, who could play either tackle or guard. If Miami likes a tackle, they can move Hunt inside permanently. If they would prefer taking a guard, Hunt can continue working at right tackle.

This move was about saving money and creating some flexibility for the draft.

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Written by Clint Lamb

Clint Lamb is a College Football Writer for OutKick. Managing Editor for Roll Tide Wire. Sports radio host for The Bullpen on 730/103.9 The UMP. Co-host for The 'Bama Beat podcast through The Tuscaloosa News and TideSports.com.

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  1. the Redskins seem to be building up a team that doesn’t need to draft anybody, but of course they will.

    the Bucs and Skins are on the same billboard – one is a loaded championship team and the other is like ‘hey we almost beat you guys, so we just gonna get Fitzmagic – yeah dats what we gonna do’

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