Patriots reportedly hosted former star Trey Flowers for yet one more free-agent go to


Trey Flowers totaled 21.0 sacks, and 59 quarterback hits over his last three seasons in New England.

Patriots DL Trey Flowers lets out a howl after a second half stop of a Vikings running back.
Trey Flowers is trying to land a brand new contract with a staff this summer season. (Jim Davis/Globe Workers)

For the second time this offseason, the Patriots have reportedly introduced in a former defensive star and two-time Tremendous Bowl champion for a free-agent go to.

According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, the Patriots hosted free-agent defensive finish Trey Flowers for a exercise, with the 29-year-old trying to land a brand new contract after final showing with New England through the 2018 season. 

The Patriots beforehand hosted Flowers for a go to in March, however the former New England defensive stalwart left with out a deal in place.

It stays to be seen how a lot Flowers has left within the tank. Since signing a five-year, $90 million take care of the Lions in 2019, accidents have hampered Flowers’ effectiveness as a cross rusher.

Since posting 7.0 sacks over 15 video games in his first marketing campaign in Detroit, Flowers has ended every of the final three seasons on injured reserve. He signed a one-year contract with the Dolphins in 2022, however solely performed in 4 video games earlier than getting shut down.

When wholesome, Flowers was an efficient (and sometimes underrated) cog in a New England protection that captured two Tremendous Bowl titles in 2016 and 2019.

After an injury-filled rookie season in 2015, Flowers totaled 163 tackles, 21.0 sacks, and 59 quarterback hits over his last three seasons in New England (45 video games).

Flowers delivered within the clutch through the playoffs, posting 39 tackles and 5.5 sacks over 9 postseason video games with the Patriots.

Flowers performed an enormous position within the Patriots’ unbelievable comeback win over the Falcons in Tremendous Bowl LI. He sacked Matt Ryan 2.5 occasions — together with a vital takedown that pulled Atlanta out of field-goal vary within the fourth quarter — whereas touchdown 5 complete QB hits.

Flowers might function further depth on New England’s line of defense in 2023, however the Patriots have already got loads of established depth on the place within the type of Lawrence Man, Davon Godchaux, Christian Barmore, Deatrich Smart, Daniel Ekuale, Keion White, and others.