The Detroit Lions have agreed to deals with defensive end Trey Flowers and tight end Jesse James as first reported by Adam Schefter.
Flowers, 25, spent his first four seasons in the league with the Patriots. He won two Super Bowls and registered 21 sacks with the team.
James, 24, was drafted and played for the Pittsburgh Steelers for his first four seasons. He has 120 receptions for 1,189 yards and nine touchdowns in his career.
The Lions filled a need at tight end with the signing of James, as their top receiver at the position was Levine Toilolo with 263 yards.
Detroit had 43 sacks last season,which was tied for 11th in the league, but Flowers could push them into the top 10.