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

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

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

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).

The Detroit Lions signed two-time Super Bowl winning wide receiver Danny Amendola, taking advantage of their connection to the New England Patriots.

In reacting to the Flower news, NBC's Peter King proposed a new rule that the National Football League might have no other choice but to incorporate in wake of recent events. According to The Athletic's Connor Hughes, Flowers shortened his list to the Lions and Dolphins before ultimately choosing Detroit. The 25-year-old recorded 55 tackles and 10 PDs last year while playing extensively in Seattle.

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.

With the expected signing of two-time Super Bowl victor Trey Flowers, the Detroit Lions will field a very talented defense in 2019 that includes the likes of defensive tackle Damon Harrison, the team's 2018 sack leader in defensive end Romeo Okwara, and last year's rookie steal in defensive lineman Da'Shawn Hand.

Flowers led New England in sacks and QB hits each of the past three seasons.

The Lions were desperate for a pass-rusher, and Flowers was arguably the best one available in free agency. Harris is a second-year player on the team's practice squad.

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