FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today that they have re-signed LB Marquis Flowers. Terms of the contract was not announced.
Flowers, 26, was acquired by New England from Cincinnati in a trade in exchange for a 2018 seventh-round draft selection (249th overall) on Aug. 29, 2017. The 6-foot-3, 250 pounder originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft selection (212th overall) by Cincinnati in the 2014 NFL Draft out of Arizona. Flowers has played in 48 regular season games with three starts over four seasons and totaled 35 tackles, 3½ sacks, two passes defensed and one forced fumble on defense and 13 special teams tackles. He has also appeared in four career playoff games as a reserve and registered 11 tackles and one sack. Flowers missed the entire 2015 season due to injury. Last season, he played in all 16 regular season games with two starts at linebacker for the Patriots and posted a career-high 30 tackles, 3½ sacks, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and two special teams tackles. Flowers also appeared as a reserve in all three postseason contests and tallied six tackles and one sack.