Lions swipe Trey Flowers and become Patriots West

Lions swipe Trey Flowers and become Patriots West

The defensive end and the Lions agreed to a five-year deal Monday, according to multiple reports, in a pact that NFL Network pegged as worth more than $16 million per year.

Amendola's time in New England, from 2013 to 2017, overlapped with Patricia's time as defensive coordinator and part of Quinn's time with the club.

After an underwhelming season with the Miami Dolphins, wide receiver Danny Amendola is on the move yet again. The two sides have reportedly come to an agreement hours into the start of the league's legal tampering period. 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.


Flowers, 25, recorded 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in the regular season past year, before recording two sacks in the playoff run to a Super Bowl. Given the Lions long list of Patriots ties, bringing in Amendola was a no-brainer for GM Bob Quinn.

Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy took to Twitter on Monday afternoon to congratulate his now former teammate on his huge contract (the actual terms of the deal have not yet been reported).

Update: NFL.com reporter Ian Rapoport checks in with an update on the details of the deal. The Patriots product has 21 sacks over the last three seasons. Last year, he amassed 7.5 sacks, 20 QB hits and 57 tackles, before adding two sacks and a half-dozen quarterback hits in the playoffs.

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