Reports: Lions set to release OLB Trey Flowers

The Lions are cutting bait with their big free-agent acquisition pass rusher Trey Flowers, the Detroit Free Press and NFL Network reported Thursday.The team informed Flowers he will be released on the first day of the league year next week, per the Press.The Lions will save $10.4 million against the salary cap but also incur a dead cap hit of $12.85 million. The $90 million deal Flowers signed with the team in March 2019 made it impossible to trade the two-time Super Bowl champion.