Packers: 3 free agents who can be this year’s De’Vondre Campbell

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Trey Flowers, EDGE

Only three seasons ago, Trey Flowers signed a five-year deal with the Detroit Lions worth $90 million.

Flowers never lived up to expectations in Detroit. A key reason for that was injuries in his final two seasons. He has only played in 14 games since the start of 2020, making 3.5 sacks in that time.

It’s easy to forget why Flowers was given a huge contract with the Lions in the first place.

After his time with the New England Patriots, Flowers was considered one of the best young pass rushers in football. In his four seasons in New England, Flowers made 21 sacks and 59 quarterback hits.

Yes, Flowers has been hit with injuries the past two years, but he is still only 28 years old.

The Packers need some pass-rush help. They have two excellent starters on the edge with Rashan Gary and Preston Smith, and they also drafted Kingsley Enagbare in the fifth round. But they should be in the market for a veteran pass rusher.

Flowers could help.

After two disappointing seasons and remaining unsigned in June, the Packers could probably sign Flowers to an affordable deal.

A fresh start in a great Packers defense could be just what Flowers needs to get back to his best and have an excellent 2022 season.