The Jets are bringing in former Lions OLB Marquis Flowers for a workout on Tuesday, according to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
New York could use all the help it can get on defense -- with Sunday's 41-10 loss to the Bills serving as the latest bit of evidence.
Flowers, who was taken by the Bengals in the sixth round in the 2014 NFL Draft, has played in five games with the Lions this season, including their season-opening loss to the Jets on Sept. 10. He tallied one solo tackle and one assist for Detroit before the team cut him on Oct. 10.
After two seasons in Cincinnati, the 26-year-old enjoyed his best campaign in 2017 with the Patriots.
Flowers recorded 3.5 sacks with 30 combined tackles and four quarterback hits with New England. He added a sack and 11 tackles during the Patriots' run to the Super Bowl.
The Jets and injured QB Sam Darnold have time to regroup entering a bye week before their Nov. 25 game against the Pats.