Dolphins paid Ereck Flowers $6 million of his 2021 pay before trading him to Washington – NBC Sports

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Before trading him to Washington, the Dolphins gave Ereck Flowers a $6 million going away present.

Flowers was set to get paid $9 million in 2021 on his old contract with the Dolphins, but just before the trade, he and the Dolphins agreed to a restructure that saw him get a $6 million signing bonus from Miami. Washington will then pay him $3 million for the 2021 season, agent Drew Rosenhaus told Adam Schefter.

The three-year, $30 million contract the Dolphins gave Flowers last year guaranteed him his 2021 salary, and the Dolphins had decided he wasn’t worth the $9 million. So they cut their losses by paying him $6 million and then getting a swap of late-round picks in the deal with Washington.

Washington is sending the 244th overall pick to Miami for the 258th overall pick to complete the trade.

In Washington, Flowers is likely to be a starting guard. The Dolphins are moving starting right tackle Robert Hunt to guard and may draft a starting right tackle on Thursday night.