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No. 1 pick Ereck Flowers still unsigned but expects to reach deal with Giants

Ereck Flowers is seen during Giants rookie minicamp

Ereck Flowers is seen during Giants rookie minicamp at the team's training facility in East Rutherford, N.J. on May 8, 2015. Credit: Patrick E. McCarthy

Ereck Flowers isn't signed yet, but he expects to be before the start of next month's training camp.

The Giants' first-round pick (No. 9 overall) said he does not foresee a holdout over his lack of a contract when the team reports for the true start of the 2015 season on July 30.

"I don't see it getting to that point," he said.

Flowers is the only first-round selection representing himself without an agent. He's relying on guidance from his father and an attorney to look over paperwork.

"We're making progress," Flowers said. "I expect us to do good on the contract and come into training camp ready to play."

The process of signing rookie contracts has been greatly simplified under the new CBA, which includes a rookie wage scale. In fact, Flowers is one of only three first-round picks this spring who have yet to sign with their team. The others are second overall selection Marcus Mariota of the Titans and Malcom Brown of the Patriots, who went at 32.

Brandon Scherff, the only offensive lineman selected ahead of Flowers (by Washington at No. 5) got a four-year deal worth $21.2 million with a $13.7-million signing bonus. Linebacker Vic Beasley, taken by Atlanta just ahead of Flowers with the eighth pick, signed his four-year deal for $12.9 million with a $7.6-million bonus.

The Giants have also yet to sign safety Landon Collins, their second-round pick taken with the 33rd overall selection. He is one of only three second-rounders still unsigned.

Flowers said the lack of a contract has not been a burden to him as he completes his first veteran minicamp.

"I'm still out here doing everything I would do if I had it, so it's not emotionally unsettling," he said. "I'd love to sign and make it official, but it's going to come. I'm not stressing it."

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