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Will Trey Flowers be ready for Week 1?

Ryan Hannable
August 28, 2018 - 8:42 am

FOXBORO -- It has been a slow summer for Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers.

The 25-year-old hasn't been a full participant in many of the practices, and when he has been, he hasn't really looked like himself. He also hasn't played in any of the preseason games, and likely will not play Thursday against the Giants.

Flowers did speak in the locker room Monday after practice, but didn't want to get into what he's been dealing with.

“I’m just getting better,” he said. “That’s all I can say. We’re getting better each and every day and that’s what it is.” 

It did seem like Flowers does expect to be on the field Week 1 against the Texans, though.

“I’m feeling good, working hard,” Flowers said. “It’s camp, so you deal with a whole lot of things, but I’m feeling good. I’ll be ready to go when he puts me out there. … If Coach puts me out there, I’m going to be ready to go. That’s his choice.”

Flowers is the top pass rusher on the team -- an area which should be dramatically improved from last season with the addition of Adrian Clayborn and also having Deatrich Wise and Derek Rivers in their second years.

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