The New York Giants plan to release offensive tackle Ereck Flowers if they can’t trade him before 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, per multiple reports Monday.A trade appears unlikely, as Flowers’ $2.4 million base salary is guaranteed and he costs $4.6 million against the cap. Any team trading for him would owe about $1.7 million over the rest of the season. Likewise, Flowers’ contract means he would likely go unclaimed via waivers if released.Flowers, whom the Giants took ninth overall in the 2015 draft, started the first two games this season at right tackle before being benched for 2017 undrafted free agent Chad Wheeler. He had previously started 46 of 48 possible games at left tackle through 2017.However, poor performance led the Giants make Nate Solder the highest-paid offensive lineman in history (since broken by Taylor Lewan) this offseason, moving Flowers to the left side.