The Detroit Lions, having already signed one former New England Patriots player in Danny Amendola, have reportedly landed Trey Flowers.
Patriots DE Trey Flowers intends to sign with Detroit, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2019
The deal will reportedly net Flowers between $16-17 million per season.
Per @AdamSchefter, Trey Flowers deal with the Lions is expected to something close to $16M-$17M per season. Massive.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 11, 2019
It’s a natural fit that should do wonders for Detroit’s defense. Flowers will reunite with former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, who is now the head coach for the Lions.
The outside linebacker had a breakout 2018 campaign that boosted his stock significantly heading into the offseason.
The former fourth-round pick out of Arkansas proved himself to be one of the best all-around edge defenders in the league. Though his sack totals don’t jump off the page (21 sacks in four seasons), he is stellar against the run and can cover when he needs to as well.