Trey Flowers, a former Patriots pass rusher, has signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins, bringing him back to the AFC East. Flowers will sign a $2.1 million one-year contract with the Miami Dolphins, according to a source, NFL Network Insider reported on Sunday. Flowers may receive incentives of up to $3 million, according to Rapoport.
Flowers had a week previously participated in a Miami tryout before being signed. After spending three years in Detroit, Flowers, who won two Super Bowl rings during his four seasons with the Patriots (2015–2018), is back in the AFC East. Flowers, who has produced 31.5 sacks over the course of his seven seasons, is well-positioned to integrate quickly with the Dolphins given his experience and knowledge with defensive coordinator Josh Boyer’s system.
For a veteran who signed a five-year, $90 million contract with the Lions three seasons ago, Miami receives excellent value. Flowers’ tenure in Detroit was as forgettable as the administration that gave him that contract, but the 29-year-old now has an opportunity to prove himself with the Dolphins’ fresh look. On the list of the top 101 free agents, Flowers is ranked number 44.