San Diego Chargers Sign Pro Bowl CB Brandon Flowers to a one-year deal


San Diego, CA- The San Diego Chargers this afternoon have signed Pro Bowl CB Brandon Flowers to a one-year deal according to NFL Insider Jason La Canfora of

Brandon Flowers visited the San Diego Chargers last week and made his decision to sign with the team this afternoon.

Brandon Flowers was released by the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this month.

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. 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.

This is a great signing for the Chargers by GM Tom Telesco.

The addition gives Chargers Head Coach Mike McCoy an instant upgrade to the teams secondary. 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 Chargers have done an excellent job in improving their biggest position of need.

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