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.
With former New England alums in general manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia in charge in the Motor City, this Lions' are quickly becoming home for a lot of ex-Patriots. 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. The veteran wide receiver took to social media to represent his new city shortly after the Lions signed him to a one-year deal on Monday.
A fourth-round selection out of Arkansas back in 2015, Flowers has spent the past four seasons with the Patriots.
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The Patriots will get a compensatory third-round pick in losing Flowers to the Lions, who also employed ex-Pats LeGarrette Blount and defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois last season.
Schefter added that it's a five-year deal for Flowers with the Lions. Detroit on Monday inked ex-Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Jesse James, according to the NFL Network's Mike Garafolo.
Flowers finished 2018 with 7.5 sacks, but his abilities go well beyond his sack total, which is frankly somewhat underwhelming for a player who is considered one of the top free agents for 2019.