November 24, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights defensive back Brandon Jones (rear) breaks up a pass intended for Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Devin Street (15) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers Release CB Brandon Jones to make room for Brandon Flowers

San Diego, CA- The San Diego Chargers in order to make room for recently acquired Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers the Chargers have released cornerback Brandon Jones.

This off-season the San Diego Chargers signed Brandon Jones to their practice squad, but with the team now deeper at cornerback there just wasn’t room for Jones on the roster anymore.

Also by releasing Jones this early it gives him a better chance to make a team’s roster in training camp elsewhere.

Jones entered the league as an undrafted free agent with the New England Patriots in 2013. Jones was released by the Patriots at the end of training camp and signed with the New York Giants practice squad mid-season. Jones was then released by the Giants towards the end of the season and signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers at the end of the season. The Steelers released Jones from their practice squad at the end of the season.

Jones was a two year starter at Rutgers University and in his senior season recorded 31 tackles and five interceptions. Jones was also a three-time member of the Big East All-Academic Football Team.

Improving the teams cornerback depth was the most important position of need this off-season and with the addition of Jason Verrett and Brandon Flowers the San Diego Chargers have done an excellent job in improving their biggest position of need.

Brandon Flowers will compete for the San Diego Chargers starting cornerback job with 1st Round pick Jason Verrett, Steve Williams and returning starters from last season Shareece Wright and Richard Marshall.

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