Lions Place DE Trey Flowers, LB Steve Longa On PUP, Sign TE Austin Traylor


The Lions announced Monday they’ve placed DE Trey Flowers and LB Steve Longa on the active PUP list to start training camp. They also signed TE Austin Traylor

The Lions also activated WR Chris Lacy from the PUP list, as well as OL Ryan Pope, DE Austin Bryant, DT P.J. Johnson and DT John Atkins

Flowers and Longa both still count against the 90-man roster and can be activated from the PUP list at any time. 

Flowers, 25, is a former fourth-round pick of the Patriots back in 2015. He played out the final year of his four-year, $2,838,932 contract with the Patriots in 2018.

In March, Flowers signed a five-year, $90 million contract with the Lions. 

In 2018, Flowers appeared 15 games for the Patriots and recorded 32 tackles, 7.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and two pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 6 edge rusher out of 103 qualifying players.

Traylor, 25, wound up signing a three-year, $1.62 million contract with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Wisconsin in 2016. He was unfortunately waived during the team’s final roster cuts before later being added to their practice squad.

Dallas elected to cut Traylor loose a few weeks into the regular season and the Chargers later signed him to their practice squad before placing him on waivers. From there, Traylor bounced to the Patriots and then the Ravens’ practice squads.

The Broncos signed him to their practice squad in December, 2016, and later re-signed him to a futures deal. He was among the team’s final roster cuts in September but signed to the practice squad once he cleared waivers. He was promoted to the active roster late in 2017. 

Traylor was waived by the Broncos during final roster cuts in 2018. He caught on with the now-defunct AAF this past spring. 

In 2017, Traylor appeared in seven games for the Broncos. He caught eight passes for 100 yards and no touchdowns. 

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