Lions set to sign Trey Flowers

Lions set to sign Trey Flowers

The deal is reportedly for five years and worth more than $16-$17 million annually. At the end of the regular season, he ranked as the No. 6 edge defender in the league by Pro Football Focus player grades. Pending a physical, Amendola will sign a one-year contract with the Lions, ESPN first reported. Of the three, only Powell, an undrafted free agent from Florida past year, is signed by the Lions for 2019.

According to multiple reports, Amendola plans on signing with the Lions and reuniting with Matt Patricia. Amendola played for the Patriots from 2013 to 2017, winning two Super Bowls in the process.

Last season, en route to the Super Bowl title, Flowers record 7.5 sacks, nine other tackles-for-loss, 20 quarterback hits, three forced fumbles, and 57 total tackles in 15 games.

The Lions need a slot receiver after trading Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles at the trade deadline past year.

Flowers slides perfectly into Detroit's D, as Patricia was the 25-year-old's defensive coordinator for his first three seasons.

Update: NFL.com reporter Ian Rapoport checks in with an update on the details of the deal. All contracts agreed to can not become official until Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET. Though his sack numbers are far from eye-popping he was New England's most consistent pass rusher and also a force against the run. He averaged 10.4 yards per catch.

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