Lions close to making Coleman highest-paid nickel CB

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And on Monday, the Patriots lost their two biggest free agents with defensive end Trey Flowers off to the Lions and left tackle Trent Brown moving on to the Raiders.

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Flowers plans to sign with the Lions at the start of National Football League free agency on Wednesday. Amendola played for the Patriots from 2013 to 2017, winning two Super Bowls in the process. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports that the deal is in the range of $16-17 million per season.

Instead, he's reunited with ex-New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia in Detroit.

The Detroit Lions continue to build Patriots Midwest. His 2018 sack total is good while isn't enormous, but he consistently gets pressure on the quarterback - something the Lions lacked in 2018 and contributed to their 6-10 records.

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A source told ESPN's Dianna Russini that the deal is for one year, $4.5 million and could be worth up to $5.75 million.

His arrival will help lessen the loss of Golden Tate, who the Lions traded to the Philadelphia Eagles last season.

Coleman was a revelation for Seattle, returning two interceptions for touchdowns in 2017 and recording a career-high 55 combined tackles previous year as the primary nickel back. Harris is a second-year player on the team's practice squad. Fellow NFL Media reporter Mike Giardi says Flowers never planned to take a hometown discount in New England. Last season, he intercepted a Matthew Stafford pass to seal a 28-14 win over the Lions at Ford Field.

Update: NFL.com reporter Ian Rapoport checks in with an update on the details of the deal. Contract details were not yet known. He has 485 career catches and 20 receiving TDs. In 34 games, he has 78 grabs for 1,005 yards and 11 scores, numbers that make him Detroit's immediate No. 1 tight end.

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