The Detroit Lions have made enormous moves to reinforce their shield on the first day of the ’s hastening period.

Defensive end Trey Flowers has agreed to a five-year deal with Detroit that is predicted to average between $16 million and $17 million per year, sources told ’s Adam Schefter. Numerous reports have also said that nickelback Justin Coleman is maneuvering to Detroit on a four-year deal worth $36 million.

Lions head coach was New England‘s defensive coordinator before taking over in Detroit ahead of last season, and Flowers and Coleman possess Patriots ties.

A fourth-round selection by New England in 2015, Flowers, 25 directed the Pats in sacks each of the past three seasons, with his 7.5 in 2018 setting a career high.

Coleman, who turns 26 on March 27, had been a steal for the Seattle Seahawks as soon as they acquired him from for a seventh-round selection fleetingly ahead of the 2017 season opener.

At 6-foot-2 and 265 pounds using unusually long arms (3 4 ¼ inches), Flowers was a chess piece to ’ everchanging defense with his capacity to play an assortment of techniques. In 4 6 regular-season games, he has totaled 164 tackles, 2-1 sacks and five forced fumbles. In two playoff games, he has gathered 3 9 tackles and 5.5 sacks.

Coleman spent the past two seasons as Seattle’s nickelback, recording 90 tackles, three interceptions and 19 passes defensed. He came back of the interceptions for touchdowns in 2017, also he had a fumble return for a touchdown last season.

According to Pro Football Reference, Coleman appeared in 59.6 percent and 67.8 per cent of Seattle’s defensive shoots the previous two seasons and didn’t miss a game.

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