Miami Dolphins intend to sign former Detroit Lion Trey Flowers

Miami Gardens, Florida. –Defensive end Trey Flowers intends to sign a contract with the Miami Dolphins this week, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Sunday.

Flowers’ signing cannot happen until a roster spot opens up, said the person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team has not finalized the transfer. .

Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel confirmed earlier Sunday that the team had received Flowers for practice in recent days.

“What I’ve seen is a fit guy who’s ready to play,” McDaniel said. “He’s a consummate professional with a lot of versatility in his game and his length. His style of football is conducive to the style we play. His versatility is appealing. So hopefully we’ll do something here in the near future, but it’s definitely underway.

Flowers won two Super Bowl rings in four seasons with the New England Patriots, who drafted him in the fourth round in 2015. He spent the last three seasons with the Detroit Lions after they signed him signed to a five-year, $90 million deal in 2019, an offseason in which he was one of the league’s most sought-after free agents. He missed time last season due to various knee and shoulder injuries.

Flowers has 31½ sacks over his seven-year career.

With linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel sidelined with an appendix issue, Flowers believes he’s playing a necessary role in the Dolphins’ passing rotation as a reserve behind sophomore rusher Jaelan Phillips and veteran Melvin Ingram, whom the team just brought this offseason. .

The Dolphin must reduce their roster from 80 to 53 by 4 p.m. Tuesday.

RB rookie commanders shot down

Commanders rookie running back Brian Robinson Jr. was shot during an attempted robbery or carjacking, the NFL team said.

The 23-year-old former Alabama player was taken to hospital with what the team said were non-life-threatening injuries. The team said in a statement that staff members were with Robinson at the hospital.

Coach Ron Rivera said he had been with Robinson.

“He is in good spirits and wanted me to thank everyone for their kind words, prayers and support,” Rivera said on Twitter. “He wants his teammates to know that he appreciates them all for reaching out and that he loves them all and will soon be back doing what he does best.”

DC police reported a shooting in the northeast part of the city and said they were looking for two possible suspects.

Robinson, a third-round draft pick, was scheduled to start for the Commanders this season. He had been particularly impressive during training camp and pre-season games, likely winning the job over incumbent Antonio Gibson.

personnel department

Giants backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor was ruled off the sideline after injuring his back in the annual preseason game against the rival Jets, but coach Brian Daboll didn’t think that he was seriously injured.

“He just landed hard,” Daboll said of the injury late in the first quarter. “I spoke to him at halftime.”

Taylor, 33, was hit by Jets rookie defensive lineman Micheal Clemons shortly after completing a 25-yard pass to rookie tight end Daniel Bellinger.

Clemons fell on Taylor as the two hit the artificial turf. The 12-year-old veteran was clearly in pain and he lay on the ground for a few minutes before jogging off the field. As soon as he reached the touchline, he got down on one knee. The medical staff examined him in the tent behind the bench and he was taken to the locker room.

… Browns defensive end Chris Odom, the USFL Defensive Player of the Year signed during training camp, suffered a season-ending knee injury in Saturday night’s exhibition loss against the Bears.

Coach Kevin Stefanski said Odom, 27, tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in the fourth quarter.

The Browns signed Odom on August 5, and although he was a long shot to make Cleveland’s 53-man roster, he had shown positive flashes.

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