Flowers was cut by the Lions on Wednesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Flowers was the victim of Detroit looking to add depth to its ailing secondary. Flowers has yet to make any tangible impact this season, but the 26-year-old did record two starts and 32 tackles for the Patriots last season.
Flowers was recently let go by New England and now reunites with his former defensive coordinator in Matt Patricia, the current head coach of the Lions. Flowers initially checks in as a depth option at defensive end with the potential to see his role expand as the season unfolds.
Flowers was released by the Patriots on Saturday, Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reports.
Flowers release comes as a bit of a surprise after he logged 490 snaps on defense and special teams combined a year ago, logging 32 tackles, including 3.5 sacks. He'll look to catch on with another club in 2018 as a depth linebacker.
|2017||New England Patriots||16||32||25.0||7||3.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||New England Patriots||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|