Published: Tue, March 12, 2019
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Losing Brown and Flowers in free agency; Will Michael Bennett be enough?

Losing Brown and Flowers in free agency; Will Michael Bennett be enough?

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. Flowers' move leaves Brian Flores and the reformed Dolphins empty-handed.

Flowers, 25, was a fourth-round pick of New England in 2015 and blossomed under under Matt Patricia in 2016.

The Buffalo Bills seem to be circling defensive end Trey Flowers as a free agent target, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.

On Monday morning, the Detroit Lions announced that they were signing Amendola as a free agent. The Patriots' best offer hasn't been disclosed, but a source close to Flowers said the Lions' deal was significantly superior. Earlier Monday, the Lions signed Danny Amendola to a one-year deal with $4.5 million guaranteed as their Golden Tate replacement. He missed all but one game his rookie season with an injury, but helped the Patriots to the last three Super Bowls - winning two.


In 15 games last season, the 33-year-old caught 59 passes for 575 yards and one touchdown.

Update: NFL.com reporter Ian Rapoport checks in with an update on the details of the deal.

The Lions can officially sign Flowers when the new league year opens on Wednesday.

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