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Trey Flowers on D&K explains why he's not thinking of his next contract

Ryan Hannable
August 13, 2018 - 1:07 pm

For Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers, he's in the last year of his rookie deal and come next offseason he could be in line for a huge payday if he hits the open market.

Appearing on Dale & Keefe as part of Patriots Monday, Flowers explained why he's not going to let himself think about his next contract.

“You just have to understand that you can only be your best you," he said. "You go out there and put up your best effort and you just have to pay homage to the game. We get paid financially now, but just the love of the game and the love of being the best you and the best player, being the best player at the position, that is what I really focus on. The monetary things and things like that, the way of living, that is all cool and things, but just understanding the love of the game and putting in that work and continuing to get better each and every day.”

Flowers has been a limited participant in most practices and did not play in Thursday's preseason opener.

As for the transition from Matt Patricia to Brian Flores in terms of leading the defense, Flowers said it's been pretty much seamless.

“It’s been good," he said. "Patricia was a great coach as far as what I know him for. Coach Flores, he came in and didn’t really skip a beat. A lot of guys respect him. He’s been here in the organization a long time so he knows what to expect and it is the same as far as expectations. It’s a high standard around here and it’s pretty much keep moving forward and it’s looking good."

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