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Trey Flowers hopes Sunday's two-sack performance is a sign of things to come



Trey Flowers made his first two NFL sacks on Sunday.

By Mark Daniels
October 30, 2016

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Trey Flowers appeared in one game during his rookie season and finished the season on the injured reserve. He didn’t register a stat last year. The defensive end got back on the field this season, but through seven games he was still searching for his first NFL sack.

The 23-year-old can stop searching after Sunday’s performance against the Buffalo Bills. Flowers was the Patriots most productive pass rusher, finishing with two sacks. Afterwards, he said he hopes to build on the breakout performance.

“It probably can, but I’m going to keep on working,” Flower said. “I’ve been close a lot of times. I’ve been tasting the blood and it’s finally good to be able to eat.”

Flowers first NFL sack came at 13:55 of the third quarter when he hit Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor for a loss of seven. Then at the end of the fourth quarter, with 1:47 left in the game, Flowers sacked Buffalo backup quarterback E.J. Manuel for a loss of two.

A fourth-round pick in 2015, Flowers has been rotating in at defensive end along with Chris Long, Jabaal Sheard and Rob Ninkovich this season. On Sunday, we saw that Flowers has potential to be a good player in this league.

He hopes that it’s just a sign of things to come.

“It was a long time, but that’s just a product of keep working,” Flowers said. “Hopefully it isn’t the end of it. I want to get many more. I can harp on the first one too much.”

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