San Diego, CA- After missing last Thursdays pre-season opener against the Dallas Cowboys and most of Training Camp so far, Brandon Flowers returned to practice yesterday for the Chargers.
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Flowers told Eric Williams of ESPN.com Sunday that he’s hopeful to be healthy enough to play against the Seattle Seahawks this week.
"“I’m trying to build every day,” Flowers said. “My plan is to be on the field this week. We’ll see how it goes.”"
After being a limited participant in practice on Saturday, Brandon Flowers returned to the Chargers as a full participant the past two days. Flowers participated in individual, team and one-on-one drills. Today Flowers began working with the starters at left cornerback in place of Steve Williams.
When asked if Flowers will be healthy enough to play against the Seahawks this week, Head Coach Mike McCoy told Ricky Henne of Chargers.com that their taking it one day at a time.
"“He’s working back into it,” he said. “It was his first day out in a while, so we’ll just take it a day at a time. He’s got to get into football shape.”"
The San Diego Chargers signed the Pro Bowl cornerback to a one-year deal last off-season, after he was released by the Kansas City Chiefs.
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.
The addition gave 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.