This would be the second move of the day for the Lions, who also signed free agent wide receiver Danny Amendola to a one-year deal. Fellow NFL Media reporter Mike Giardi says Flowers never planned to take a hometown discount in New England. Financial details are not yet known, but the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport has said the annual salary range is expected to be $16 million to $17 million per year. The 25-year old pass rusher figured to be the Lions' top free agent target with the career of defensive end Ezekiel Ansah in Motown likely coming to an end.
Schefter added that it's a five-year deal for Flowers with the Lions.
Flowers led New England in sacks and QB hits each of the past three seasons.
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However, he remains only one goal behind City's Sergio Aguero in the race for the Premier League golden boot. The pair has combined to score Burnley's last 9 goals in the Premier League , of which Barnes has scored 5.
A fourth-round selection out of Arkansas back in 2015, Flowers has spent the past four seasons with the Patriots.
Instead, he's reunited with ex-New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia in Detroit.
The Detroit Lions were very active Monday, and it wasn't hard to notice a theme among the players they reportedly agreed to contracts with.
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Amendola, a 33-year-old slot receiver, is entering his 11th National Football League season. He averaged 10.4 yards per catch.
Amendola signed with the Dolphins early in 2018 on a two-year deal.
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