Lions swipe Trey Flowers and become Patriots West

Lions swipe Trey Flowers and become Patriots West

Lions swipe Trey Flowers and become Patriots West

It looks like Danny Amendola is heading to the Motor City.

Trey Flowers of the New England Patriots looks on in the first half of Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium.

In Detroit, Flowers will reunite with former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, now the Lions' head coach.

In reacting to the Flower news, NBC's Peter King proposed a new rule that the National Football League might have no other choice but to incorporate in wake of recent events.


Flowers, 25, recorded 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in the regular season a year ago, before recording two sacks in the playoff run to a Super Bowl. ESPN previously predicted that Flowers would get something in the range of a five-year deal for $85 million with $35 million guaranteed. That according to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

His 7.5 sacks in 2018 led all Patriots players for the third straight year. The Patriots product has 21 sacks over the last three seasons.

Flowers is considered one of the top free agents hitting the open market this week.

The Lions were desperate for a pass-rusher, and Flowers was arguably the best one available in free agency. Coleman, 25, went undrafted out of Tennessee in 2015 and bounced around a few practice squads before sticking with - you guessed it - the Patriots.

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