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Report: Lions have agreed to sign Trey Flowers

Trey Flowers, Patriots

It looks like Trey Flowers won’t be staying in the AFC East after all.

Following rumors that the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills were both interested in Flowers, the defensive end has ended up agreeing to sign with the Detroit Lions, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Flowers spent the 2018 campaign with the New England Patriots, racking up 57 tackles, 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in helping the Patriots win the Super Bowl title.

The 25-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Arkansas, was originally selected by New England in the fourth round (101st pick overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Flowers played in just one game during his rookie campaign due to a shoulder injury that landed him on the injured reserve list, but the following season, he appeared in all 16 contests and registered 45 tackles, seven sacks and a pair of fumble recoveries.

The Huntsville, Al. native then participated in 14 games in 2017, finishing with 62 tackles, 6.5 sacks and a couple of forced fumbles.

The Lions already had a decent pass rush as it was, ranking 11th in the NFL with 43 sacks this past season. However, Detroit can certainly use all the help it can get, as it won just six games and missed the playoffs in 2018.

The Lions have only made three postseason appearances since 2000, and from 2000 through 2010, Detroit did not make the playoffs at all.

The franchise has also not won a playoff game since the 1991-92 campaign, when it made it all the way to the NFC Championship Game.