The Detroit Lions have been busy during the negotiating period. They have also been busy picking up former New England Patriots players.
Yesterday, the Lions signed WR Danny Amendola and now today, they secured DE Trey Flowers. They are both products of the New England system.
According to Ian Rapoport, the deal is a five-year deal worth near $17 million per year.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 11, 2019
Flowers had a breakout year in 2018 and many expected that he would re-sign with the Patriots. That all changed once the Patriots put in place a deal with the Eagles to attain DE Micheal Bennett. In acquiring Flowers, Lions Head Coach Matt Patricia reunites himself with one of his own draftees from the time he spent up in New England. In the four seasons that Flowers spent with New England, he accrued 164 tackles and 21 sacks.
CB Justin Coleman and TE Jesse James are also making their way to Detroit. Detroit has money this offseason and they are not afraid to throw it around.
Coleman comes over from the Seattle Seahawks. The contract is a 4 year, $36 million deal. He has 127 career tackles with 3 interceptions.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 11, 2019
Jesse James comes from Pittsburgh with contract numbers not yet released. On his career, he has 120 catches for 1,189 yards and 9 touchdowns.
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