Lions activate DE Flowers, place WR Kearse on IR

The Detroit Lions activated defensive end Trey Flowers from the physically unable to perform list Saturday and placed wide receiver Jermaine Kearse on injured reserve.Signed to a five-year, $90 million contract in March, Flowers has been recovering from surgery on his shoulder following his victory with New England in Super Bowl LIII.Flowers, who turns 26 next Friday, played in 46 games (37 starts) for the Patriots and registered 21 sacks, 164 tackles and 59 quarterback hits from 2015-18.Kearse, 29, suffered a broken left leg on Detroit’s first possession in Thursday’s preseason opener against New England.

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