Detroit is starting to look a lot like New England.
Former Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers officially signed with the Lions Thursday.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) March 14, 2019
The #Lions are giving Trey Flowers a five-year, $90 million contract that includes $56M in guarantees, source said. $40M fully guaranteed at signing. #Patriots weren't going there. Big deal for Detroit's new big edge presence.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 12, 2019
” target=”_blank”>According to NFL Media, Flowers deal is for five years and worth $90 million over five years with includes $56 million in guarantees ($40 million fully guaranteed at signing).
News of the move comes after Detroit signed former Patriots and Dolphins wide receiver Danny Amendola to a one-year deal Monday. Flowers and Amendola will reunite with Lions coach Matt Patricia, who previously served 14 seasons as an assistant coach with the Patriots, including six seasons as the team’s defensive coordinator from 2012-17.
Flowers, 25, appeared in 15 regular-season games for the Patriots last season and all three postseason games, including the team’s Super Bowl 53 win over the Rams.
His 7.5 sacks in 2018 led all Patriots players for the third straight year.