Lions to sign cornerback Justin Coleman to 4-year deal worth $36M

Report: Amendola plans to sign with Lions

The Detroit Lions are closing in on a deal with former Seahawks cornerback Justin Coleman to make him the highest-paid nickel in the NFL, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

Amendola said he definitely knew Quinn as well from their time together in New England.

Defensive end Trey Flowers is signing with Detroit, per Adam Schefter. The Patriots product has 21 sacks over the last three seasons.

A source told ESPN's Dianna Russini that the deal is for one year, $4.5 million and could be worth up to $5.75 million.

Flowers, 25, recorded 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in the regular season previous year, before recording two sacks in the playoff run to a Super Bowl.

Flowers was a candidate to be franchise tagged by the Patriots but the team chose to let him him the market to see what teams are willing to offer him. NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport believes it will eclipse $16 million in average annual value. Harris is a second-year player on the team's practice squad. He has 485 career catches and 20 receiving TDs. James isn't elite but he's solid and is 6-foot-7 - a tall target for passes over the middle, which was missing from the Lions' playbook last season.

The Lions can officially sign Flowers when the new league year opens on Wednesday.

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