Ex-Dolphin Danny Amendola to sign with Lions, according to reports

Elena Summers
March 12, 2019

The Detroit Lions have signed free agent WR Danny Amedola. Three hours into the legal tampering window, it seems that ship has now sailed. The move reunites Flowers with former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, who is entering his second season as head coach of the Lions.

Flowers was a candidate to be franchise tagged by the Patriots but the team chose to let him him the market to see what teams are willing to offer him.

According to Spotrac, Flowers' market as a pending free agent could be somewhere near a $15.7 million per year deal.

Now Miami can explore some cheaper options at the position in the coming weeks, as well as explore the draft. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports that the deal is in the range of $16-17 million per season. He's posted a total of 21.0 sacks over the past three seasons and is considered one of the most consistent defenders in the league.

The Lions need a slot receiver after trading Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles at the trade deadline a year ago.

The Detroit Lions were very active Monday, and it wasn't hard to notice a theme among the players they reportedly agreed to contracts with. Fellow NFL Media reporter Mike Giardi says Flowers never planned to take a hometown discount in New England. Coleman, 25, went undrafted out of Tennessee in 2015 and bounced around a few practice squads before sticking with - you guessed it - the Patriots. Contract details were not yet known. He averaged 10.4 yards per catch. James isn't elite but he's solid and is 6-foot-7 - a tall target for passes over the middle, which was missing from the Lions' playbook last season.

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