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Dolphins Sign Former Super Bowl Champion To Boost Defense

Tyler Maher
The Miami Dolphins have signed two-time Super Bowl champ Trey Flowers.
The Miami Dolphins have signed two-time Super Bowl champ Trey Flowers. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

After working out Trey Flowers last week, the Miami Dolphins apparently liked what they saw. The Dolphins signed Flowers on Sunday, adding the two-time Super Bowl champ to their defense.

The 29-year-old linebacker will return to the AFC East, where he began his career with the New England Patriots from 2015-2018, helping them win a pair of Super Bowls in the process.

Flowers signed with the Detroit Lions in 2019 to play under former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. He played well in his first year in Detroit with seven sacks and 51 total tackles, but IR stints in each of the last two seasons cut into his playing time, limiting him to just 14 games in 2020 and 2021 combined.

Age and injuries appear to be taking their toll on Flowers, but Miami seems to believe he can still chip in on defense. At the very least, Flowers will add veteran leadership and championship experience to a team that has narrowly missed the postseason in each of the past two years.

While Flowers probably won't move the needle much at this stage in this career, he might be able to help the Dolphins end their five-season playoff drought if he stays healthy and returns to form. Miami currently has +142 odds of making the postseason on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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