Trey Flowers. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Patriots free agent defensive end Trey Flowers is rehabbing from recent minor shoulder surgery—more of a cleanup, according to reports—and he found a fun way to fill some time recently.
Flowers and the Lombardi Trophy were guests of the American Hockey League's Springfield Thunderbirds for their Military Appreciation Night because, as owner Robert Kraft likes to say, we're all Patriots.
“I just wanna say thanks for everybody in the New England area showing the Patriots support, we couldn’t have did it without y’all,” Flowers told the crowd. “This is number six—we want seven!”
Again, Flowers is a free agent - and the Pats opted not to franchise him for 17 million dollars earlier this week—but maybe his nod toward another championship is a sign he intends to return to Foxborough next year. Or, maybe he was just trying to get a rise out of the crowd. We'll find out soon enough.
Flowers is 25, and, coming off a career-year, he's one of the NFL's top edge rushers, which is why he's expected to receive a pretty penny this offseason. He's led the team in sacks the last three seasons.
WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports