NFC North in Free Agency: Lions landed the top edge rusher on the open market

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NFC North in Free Agency: Lions landed the top edge rusher on the open market
NFC North in Free Agency: Lions landed the top edge rusher on the open market

The Green Bay Packers play their division rivals twice a year, so regular APC readers have surely kept an eye on what the Lions, Bears and Vikings have done during the offseason. This breakdown begins with the Detroit Lions, who were big spenders in free agency — landing one of the top EDGE players available in Trey Flowers — as more Belicheck disciples buck the “Patriot Way” of team-building. The Trey Flowers contract was a big deal for the defensive end, who's coming directly from New England, where Matt Patricia used to coach the defense. By adding Flowers to a defensive line that includes Damon Harrison and a talented A'Shawn Robinson, the Lions could have good control of the trenches.

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