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Official: Jaguars sign LT Ereck Flowers

New York Giants offensive tackle Ereck Flowers (74) watches during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

JACKSONVILLE – The Jaguars made a move at left tackle Friday.

Ereck Flowers, a first-round selection by the New York Giants in the 2015 NFL Draft, was signed by the Jaguars Friday afternoon. He was released by the Giants on Tuesday.

Flowers (6-feet-6, 325 pounds), 25, played collegiately at the University of Miami, and was selected No. 9 overall by the Giants. He has started 48 of 51 NFL games.

Flowers’ signing came in the wake of multiple injuries at the Jaguars’ left-tackle position.

Cam Robinson, the season-opening starting left tackle, sustained a season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament injury in a Week 2 victory over the New England Patriots. Josh Wells started three games at the position before sustaining a groin injury in a Week 5 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs this past Sunday.

The Jaguars placed Wells on injured reserve Friday afternoon.

Josh Walker, a fourth-year veteran who spent much of last season on the Jaguars’ active roster, played left tackle against Kansas City following Wells’ injury. Head Coach Doug Marrone said Wednesday Walker will start when the Jaguars play the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Sunday at 4:25 p.m.

Walker, who signed with the Indianapolis Colts as a collegiate free agent and who has spent time with Green Bay and Houston, has played 18 NFL games with no starts.

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