Flowers entered the league as a fourth-round pick of the Patriots in 2015. ESPN previously predicted that Flowers would get something in the range of a five-year deal for $85 million with $35 million guaranteed.
Now Miami can explore some cheaper options at the position in the coming weeks, as well as explore the draft. He had 2.5 sacks in the Super Bowl LI comeback win over the Falcons and a pair of sacks to go along with six QB hits in this winter's three-game run to another Lombardi Trophy. 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. The former Patriots standout will fill the void left at slot receiver when the Lions traded Golden Tate.
Civilians pour out of Islamic State's last Syrian stronghold
Militants, the report noted, were escorted to al-Hol camp, with Kurds in control, located in Hasakah, a northeastern province. The Kurdish-led forces launched their broad offensive on remaining ISIS strongholds in the Euphrates Valley six months ago.
Flowers slides perfectly into Detroit's D, as Patricia was the 25-year-old's defensive coordinator for his first three seasons. Coleman spent his first two seasons with Patricia in New England. NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport believes it will eclipse $16 million in average annual value.
James had 30 catches for a career-best 423 yards and two scores last season. He averaged 10.4 yards per catch.
These deals aren't official, of course, as free agency doesn't open until Wednesday at 4 p.m., but the agreements have been put in place at the dawn of the legal tampering period.