Trey Flowers uses Instagram to thank Patriots

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Am I allowed to say Trey Flowers had fun in New England? I'm no genius, but it certainly looks that way.

Flowers, who will sign a five-year deal with the Detroit Lions, used his Instagram to send the Patriots a heartfelt thank you.

The Patriots will miss Flowers, who was a force last season with 7.5 sacks in the regular season and two in the playoffs. The addition of Michael Bennett in a trade with the Eagles should help soften the blow, but there is no doubt Flowers is one of the better pass rushers in the league.

Flowers will join a Detroit squad with many New England ties in Matt Patricia, Bob Quinn, LeGarrette Blount, Danny Amendola and Justin Coleman.

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