Former Patriots player, Flowers, is making a comeback in his old stomping grounds. The defensive lineman is reuniting with the team in Foxborough after a tumultuous few years with the Detroit Lions and the Miami Dolphins.
Flowers, who was a fourth-round pick by the Patriots, had a successful stint with the team before signing a lucrative contract with the Lions in 2019. However, the five-year, $90 million deal did not pan out as expected, with Flowers struggling with injuries and failing to live up to expectations.
In his three seasons with the Lions, Flowers managed to record 10.5 sacks, including 1.5 sacks in seven games in 2021. However, his time in Detroit was plagued by injuries, and the team ultimately decided to release him.
After his release, Flowers had a brief stint with the Miami Dolphins in 2022. Unfortunately, his time with the Dolphins was cut short when he sustained a foot injury and was placed on injured reserve.
Now, Flowers is returning to New England, where he had his best performances on the field. His addition to the Patriots’ defensive line will provide much-needed depth and experience. With the Patriots’ preseason action set to kick off against the Houston Texans on Thursday, Flowers’ presence will be warmly welcomed by the team.
Flowers’ return to the Patriots is sure to rekindle memories of his successful tenure with the team, during which he won two Super Bowls. Patriots fans will be eager to see if Flowers can recapture his old form and contribute to the team’s quest for another championship.
As the Patriots gear up for the upcoming season, the addition of Flowers brings optimism and excitement. With his familiarity with the team and his proven skills on the field, Flowers could be a key asset in the Patriots’ pursuit of success.
Only time will tell how Flowers’ return to New England will pan out, but one thing is for certain – the Patriots are happy to have him back in the fold.
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