Defensive end Trey Flowers has agreed to a five-year deal worth $16-17 million with the Detroit Lions, reuniting with head coach Matt Patricia, New England's former defensive coordinator. He missed one game due to a knee injury in Week Three.
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He was released Friday, as the Dolphins didn't see him as a long-term fit at his price for a team that is in rebuilding mode, although they did like the leadership that he brought to the locker room in his only season in Miami.
The Lions can officially sign Flowers when the new league year opens on Wednesday.
An 11-year veteran, Amendola has had a nice career after starting as an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech in 2008.
The Lions signed Amendola to a $5.75 million, one-year contract, taking advantage of his comfort level with men he knew from New England. Last season, Mosley racked up 105 total tackles, five pass defends, one interception and 0.5 sack in 15 games.