Flowers (concussion) is expected to play Sunday versus the Dolphins, Michael Giardi of NFL Network reports.
Flowers missed Week 3's contest as the Patriots got worked by the Lions. The fourth-year pro will look to add a sizable pass rush after already making 1.5 sacks through two games. Flowers will have a solid matchup, too, since Miami's offensive line is ranked 20th in the league according to Pro Football Focus.
Flowers (concussion) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice.
Flowers continues to nurse a concussion sustained during New England's Week 2 loss to the Jaguars. If Flowers is unable to clear the concussion protocol in time to suit up against the Dolphins on Sunday, Deatrich Wise and Derek Rivers will once again attempt to replace the team's top pass rusher.
Flowers notched five tackles, including 1.5 sacks, in Sunday's 27-20 win over the Texans.
Flowers and the Patriots' defense came out strong against Houston on Sunday. Flowers has totaled 13.5 sacks over the past two seasons, and his performance in Week 1 puts him on track for another quality campaign. He'll look to keep his momentum rolling in a Week 2 AFC championship game rematch against the Jaguars.
Flowers (undisclosed) does not appear on the injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Texans.
Flowers didn't see any action during the preseason for an undisclosed reason, but his absence from the injury report suggests the defensive end is fine and ready to go for this weekend's regular-season opener.
Flowers (head) received three stitches on his forehead after suffering a facial laceration during yesterday's practice, Zack Cox of NESN.com reports.
Flowers suffered the injury during a pile-up on the goal line. He was subsequently limited at Saturday's practice, but the issue is considered minor. Look for him to resume a full workload once his stitches are removed. The defensive end is coming off a career-high 804 snaps last season, which resulted in 62 tackles (45 solo) and 6.5 sacks. He will presumably be in line for another starting role in 2019 assuming he avoids any setbacks.
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|8||10/29/18||@ BUF||8:15 pm|
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|2016||New England Patriots||16||45||23.0||22||7||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2017||New England Patriots||14||62||45.0||17||6.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2018||New England Patriots||5||19||8.0||11||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2017||New England Patriots||14||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||5||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|