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Chargers Opportunity: Quality Starting CB Available as Brandon Flowers Released by KC

San Diego, CA- The Kansas City Chiefs have released Pro Bowl Cornerback Brandon Flowers

On his Twitter account Brandon Flowers released the following statement:

According to Joel Wagler of KC Kingdom, Brandon Flowers was not a great fit in new defensive coordinator Bob Sutton’s scheme, which relies a great deal on press-man coverage, and Flowers struggled both outside and inside on the way to posting a Pro Football Focus grade of minus-5.9, which was his worst since 2008. The release of Brandon Flowers saves the Chiefs $7 million and helps the Chiefs who are trying to free up money to sign Justin Houston or Alex Smith to long-term deals.

Flowers was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round with the 35th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.  Flowers last season made his first career Pro Bowl and had 63 tackles, one sack and one interception. In his career with Kansas City Chiefs, Brandon Flowers had 374 tackles and 17 interceptions in his 6 seasons with the Chiefs.

All San Diego Charger fans have to be thinking this could be a HUGE break for the Bolts. The San Diego Chargers need to inquire immediately about the details of his departure and determine if he’s sign-able (by Tom Telesco and Mike McCoy standards) and if so, make him an offer – regardless of the signing of Brandon Ghee.

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  • Diegoblue

    Cut Clary loose.. Then we can talk about Flowers

  • Alan Maitlen

    Flowers would be an excellent sign, if of course he doesn’t have major baggage and problems the Chargers wouldn’t want to address.

  • powderBLUE801

    We could have four CB that never played a snap as a charger last year. Williams, Ghee, Verrett and Flowers. I hope we make a move on him. We could have the depth to finally make an impact in the backfield.

  • Robert Fairbanks

    Perhaps Flowers is just another “Dereck Cox” picking up a check. There was a reason he got cut by the Chiefs, if you read into the story is says “he was not a good fit” does that sound familiar?

    • powderBLUE801

      Valid point and you never really know until you roll the dice.

  • Drainbamaged

    Let me see if I’ve got this right. Flowers salary was in excess of 7mil when cut…he was outplayed by other Chiefs for the outside positions and limited to snaps at the slot…he decided to not bother to show up for his team’s voluntary workouts this year…and he’s 5’9″. We already have Williams and Verrett who are both younger, faster, highly motivated and more talented. I think the author may need to ask for a show of hands as to all the Charger fans who view this as a huge break.

    • Michael Maitlen

      Verrett is going to take awhile to get acclimated to the NFL and other than him what do the Chargers have? You can’t be picky when you have the 29tj rated pass defense in the league.