WR Danny Amendola Has Made His Free Agency Decision

Heather Diaz
March 12, 2019

The Lions got a breakout season from Kenny Golladay in 2018 but second-leading receiver Golden Tate was dealt to the Philadelphia Eagles at the deadline.

There will be no reunion between the New England Patriots and free agent wide receiver Danny Amendola, as the veteran wideout has instead made a decision to sign with the Detroit Lions, per multiple reports. The Patriots product has 21 sacks over the last three seasons. The deal is rumored to be a five-year deal worth anywhere between $16-$17 million per season. First, the Lions desperately needed a new primary pass rusher after the departure of Ezekiel Ansah to free agency. In addition, Flowers had 57 total tackles, nine for loss, two passes defended and three forced fumbles.

A fourth-round selection out of Arkansas back in 2015, Flowers has spent the past four seasons with the Patriots. He was the sixth-best edge defender in the NFL, per Pro Football Focus. He reeled in a big one Monday.

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Amendola was released by the Dolphins last week, which gave Miami about $6 million in extra cap space to work with under new head coach Brian Flores.

The Lions can officially sign Flowers when the new league year opens on Wednesday. Per Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the team is closing in on a deal with former Seattle Seahawks cornerback Justin Coleman.

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