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Lions place Trey Flowers on PUP, activate 5 from injury list

The big ticket edge defender will start training camp on the PUP list.

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Detroit Lions defensive end Trey Flowers has been placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, the team announced alongside a list of other moves Monday morning.

Flowers signed a five-year deal worth $90 million last March, making him one of the highest-paid players on the roster at the moment. The defensive end was widely seen as one of the top prizes in free agency this offseason.

He has only missed three games over the past three seasons as a member of the New England Patriots, and has racked up 21 sacks and 164 combined tackles over that span.

The good news for Flowers is that this injury doesn’t appear to be serious, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport:

Remember: Trey Flowers can come off the PUP list at any time.

Linebacker Steve Longa, who missed the entirety of the 2018 season with an ACL tear, was placed on the PUP list as well.

The other moves Detroit made Monday morning include the activation of rookie fourth-round pick Austin Bryant and seventh-round pick P.J. Johnson from the Non-Football Injury list. The pair of defenders should both be available for the start of training camp Thursday.

Tackle Ryan Pope and defensive lineman John Atkins were activated from the NFI list as well, while wide receiver Chris Lacy has been activated from the PUP.

Detroit also completed their 90-man roster ahead of training camp with the addition of tight end Austin Traylor, who played in the Alliance of American Football earlier this year.

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