ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit's much-anticipated defensive front has looked flat so far this season.
This was supposed to be a strength for the Lions, who added defensive linemen Trey...
Another frustrating weekend of flag-filled football culminated with the Packers' 23-22 last-second win over the Lions on Monday night thanks to two hands-to-the-face calls on Detroit defensive end...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions had a chance to build a big lead in the first half.
They had a chance to put it away in the second half.
DETROIT LIONS (6-10)
New faces: DE Trey Flowers, DT Mike Daniels, WR Danny Amendola, TEs T.J. Hockenson and Jesse James, RB C.J. Anderson, Justin Coleman and Rashaan Melvin, S Andrew Adams,...
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (14-5)
New faces: DE Michael Bennett, DE Chase Winovich, TE Ben Watson, WR Jakobi Meyers, WR Demaryius Thomas, WR N'Keal Harry, P Jake Bailey.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have reached a one-year deal with defensive lineman Mike Daniels, according to a person with knowledge of the agreement.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia is beginning his second training camp with a cast on his left leg.
Patricia arrived at his season-opening news conference on a knee...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have placed defensive end Trey Flowers and linebacker Steve Longa on the physically unable to perform list.
DETROIT LIONS (6-10)
OPEN CAMP: July 24, Allen Park, Michigan
LAST YEAR: First-year coach Matt Patricia lost seven of last 10 games, saddling franchise with double digits in losses for...
8. DETROIT (6-10)
LAST SEASON: Detroit dropped seven of its last 10 games under first-year coach Matt Patricia, reaching double digits in losses for first time since 2012. Lions were...
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (14-5)
LAST SEASON: Patriots chances of reaching third straight Super Bowl seemed doomed after Julian Edelman's four-game suspension for performance enhancers, 1-2 start...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots have released veteran defensive end Adrian Clayborn and signed six players to offset free agency losses on both sides of the ball.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Trey Flowers' 6-year old daughter has already experienced plenty of success during her father's NFL career.
"She's been fortunate to be at three Super Bowls. She has...
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The defending champion New England Patriots were looking to a salary cap-friendly veteran addition and their existing depth to address the loss of two starters as the free...
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (14-5)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: K Stephen Gostkowski, P Ryan Allen, WR Cordarrelle Patterson, WR Chris Hogan, WR Phillip Dorsett, LT Trent Brown, RT LaAdrian Waddle, DE...
NEW YORK (AP) — New England Patriots teammates Trey Flowers and Trent Brown have each been fined $20,054 by the NFL for illegal hits in the Patriots' divisional-round win last Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Flowers' fine was for a low hit on quarterback Philip Rivers that resulted in a penalty for roughing the passer in the third quarter of the Patriots' victory. Brown was docked for his unnecessary roughness penalty after a block during the game.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers says thinking about how to defend against the Los Angeles Chargers has kept him up at night.
"Over the bye I had a dream about not setting the edge," Flowers said this week. "I woke up and it was a nightmare."
DETROIT (AP) — New England wide receiver Josh Gordon is inactive against the Detroit Lions on Sunday night, delaying his debut with the Patriots.
Gordon was listed as questionable with a hamstring injury. He was limited in practice after being acquired from the Cleveland Browns.
New England safety Patrick Chung and defensive end Trey Flowers are inactive because of concussions.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tight end Rob Gronkowski is dealing with an ankle issue as the Patriots prepare for their Week 3 matchup with the Lions.
Gronkowski was a limited participant in practice Thursday after participating in Wednesday's workout. He has started both games for New England this season. He has nine catches for 138 yards and touchdown.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (15-4)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CBs Malcolm Butler and Johnson Bademosi; WRs Danny Amendola and Matt Slater; RBs Dion Lewis and Rex Burkhead; OTs Nate Solder, Cam Fleming and LaAdrian Waddle; DTs Alan Branch and Ricky Jean Francois; LBs James Harrison and Marquis Flowers; DE Geno Grissom; FS Nate Ebner.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: FS Brandon King; G Ted Karras.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Like most of the Patriots players, Trey Flowers generally stays under the radar.
Flowers has made his loudest impact on the field and emerged as a key part of the defense during the runs to the Super Bowl in the past two seasons.
Flowers has become one of the leaders on a defense that has finally found some stability after struggling to stop teams early in the season. He has helped fill the void created by Dont'a Hightower's season-ending shoulder injury.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — New England Patriots receivers Chris Hogan and Matthew Slater are active for Monday night's game against the Miami Dolphins.
Hogan has been sidelined since Game 8 because of a shoulder injury. Slater has been sidelined since Game 5 because of a hamstring injury.
Dolphins cornerback Cordrea Tankersley is inactive because of ankle and shoulder injuries.
CHARLESTOWN, R.I. (AP) — New England Patriots defensive lineman Trey Flowers helped release a rehabilitated harbor seal, named after him, back into the ocean.
Flowers came to Blue Shutters Town Beach in Charlestown, Rhode Island, Tuesday to release 9-month-old harbor seal, Trey.
A video posted on Mystic Aquarium's Facebook page shows Flowers hold up a cellphone near the animal's carrier and say "Hi Snapchat, I'm about to be free today."
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots defensive lineman Trey Flowers walked into the team's locker room on Monday night, still wearing the "Super Bowl Champions" hat the players were handed on the field in Houston after winning the NFL title.
"I haven't taken it off much" in the previous 20 hours, Flowers said. "There was a lot of work to get this hat."
NEW ENGLAND (14-2)
OFFENSE — OVERALL (4), RUSH (7), PASS (4)
DEFENSE — OVERALL (8), RUSH (3), PASS (12)
INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS
PASSING — Tom Brady 3,554 yards, 28 TDs, 2 INTs
RUSHING — LeGarrette Blount 1,161 yards, 18 TDs
RECEIVING — Julian Edelman 98 catches, 1,106 yards, 3 TDs; Martellus Bennett 55, 701 yards, 7
INTERCEPTIONS — Malcolm Butler 4
SACKS — Trey Flowers 7; Jabaal Sheard 5; Chris Long, 4
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The ever-changing New England defense, still searching for answers, hopes to build on last week's effort when the Patriots visit the New York Jets this Sunday.
The Patriots sacked San Francisco's Colin Kaepernick five times — all in the first half — in a 30-17 win over the 49ers after getting 16 sacks in the previous nine games.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots surprised many around the NFL last month when they traded linebacker Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns.
It created yet another adjustment for a defense that was already dealing with an injury to linebacker Jonathan Freeny and the offseason trade of pass rusher Chandler Jones.
BOSTON (AP) — Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is listed as doubtful heading into Thursday night's game against the Houston Texans.
Garoppolo was again a limited participant in practice Wednesday as he continues to recover from the right shoulder injury he sustained late the first half of New England's win over the Dolphins last week. The third-year quarterback sat out practice Monday, but returned to the field on Tuesday.