That means Flowers, if he isn’t traded, cut, or signed to a new contract before then, could be a free agent at the end of the 2018 season.
At this point, traded or cut appear to be the more likely options.
Flowers has not attended any of the Giants voluntary workouts or the team’s voluntary mini-camp this offseason, the only player not to show up at all.
News broke on Tuesday that Flowers has hired super-agent Drew Rosenhaus to represent him after previously not using an agent.
The Giants, of course, signed Nate Solder to replace Flowers at left tackle. He is being asked to move to right tackle and compete for the job there.