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Washington swapping late round picks with Miami to bring Ereck Flowers back

Ereck back

NFL: Washington Redskins at Carolina Panthers Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Update: Trade details

Update: The deal got even better for Washington

This came out of left field, but will make a lot of people in the fan base happy. Ereck Flowers was a reclamation project that worked out for Washington two years ago.

He was a first round pick by the New York Giants that struggled at tackle. Washington signed him, and former OL/Head Coach Bill Callahan converted him to guard. He had a pretty good season on a pretty bad team and parlayed that into a nice payday from the Dolphins. He signed a 3-year, $30 million deal with a $9 million signing bonus. Flowers started 14 games last season.

Washington gets Flowers with 2 years left on his contract. He will be owed $9 million this year, and $10 million next year with no guaranteed money for next season.

This moves gives them another guard who can start for them this year, and next season when Brandon Scherff likely hits free agency. Or a replacement if Scherff were to get traded. It also gives them more flexibility in the draft. Players like OT Alijah Vera-Tucker have been linked to Washington, but he is projected to play guard in the NFL by a lot of people. Washington now has a lot of players to compete at guard, but is still likely looking for depth or an upgrade at LT.