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Which wide receivers are left for Patriots in National Football League free agency?

Which wide receivers are left for Patriots in National Football League free agency?

The Detroit Lions have reportedly signed former New England Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers to a five-year deal, according to Adam Schefter. According to National Football League reporter Ian Rapoport, the Lions the total value of the contract is $25 million with $11 million of it guaranteed.

That's a lot of dough.

Matt Patricia wants his Detroit Lions to be the New England Patriots.

Here's a recap of what the Lions did on Monday: (Note: NFL Free Agency officially starts Wednesday at 4 p.m., so players aren't allowed to sign until then). The Patriots product has 21 sacks over the last three seasons.

Amendola signed with the Dolphins early in 2018 on a two-year deal.

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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.

In three postseason games this year, he had six tackles, two sacks and six quarterback hits. He lets players like Flowers and Amendola walk in free agency, because he is willing to let someone else make that mistake.

The Lions need a slot receiver after trading Golden Tate to the Philadelphia Eagles at the trade deadline a year ago. New England coach and General Manager Bill Belichick doesn't often use the franchise tag, instead preferring to sign key veterans to long-term deals, or let them leave - and he's found success in consistently replacing such players with draftees and free agents.

Randall Cobb- Cobb only played in nine games last season and finished with just 38 receptions for 383 yards and two touchdowns.