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Brandon Flowers | Defensive Back

Team: San Diego Chargers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 187
College: Virginia Tech
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CB Brandon Flowers (questionable, groin) missed practice on Friday after being added to the Chargers' injury report on Thursday.
It is never good news when a player is added to the injury report mid-week, and Flowers' absence from practice Friday suggests he is on the doubtful side of questionable. Rookie Jason Verrett would earn the start if Flowers cannot go. Sep 13 - 10:15 AM

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Chargers agreed to terms with CB Brandon Flowers on a one-year contract.

The deal is worth "up to" $5 million and contains $3 million in total guarantees. Despite an anemic 2013 season as a misfit in Bob Sutton's press-man scheme, Flowers found a full bushel of suitors after the Chiefs released him 11 days ago. He lands in a spot where he can immediately rehab his value as a starting corner and then hit the open market again at age 29. Flowers put plenty of really good tape together from 2008-12, and will add borderline Pro Bowl shadow ability to a pass defense that ranked 29th in the league last year. With first-round corner Jason Verrett also added to incumbents Shareece Wright and Richard Marshall, this won't be quite the unit to pick on that it was last season.
Jun 24 - 4:58 PM

According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, it "sounds like" free agent CB Brandon Flowers will sign with a team by midweek.

La Canfora confirms Flowers has "plenty of suitors." He's still a starting-caliber corner in an off-coverage scheme, and just turned 28 in February. It will be interesting to see whether Flowers pursues longer-term offers, or if he's willing to "bet" on himself for one year, and re-test the market in 2015.
Jun 22 - 3:40 PM

Free agent CB Brandon Flowers left his Chargers visit without a contract.

It could be a matter of the Bolts simply waiting for Flowers' price to come down. Flowers hasn't scheduled any other visits, but has been connected to the Steelers, Patriots and Lions. He shouldn't remain out of work long.
Jun 19 - 9:45 PM

A source tells the Star-Tribune that free agent CB Brandon Flowers will not be visiting the Vikings.

The Vikings made a call on Flowers earlier this week, but it doesn't look like there's a deal to be made here. It's probably for the best anyway. Flowers is not a fit in the press scheme Mike Zimmer likes to run.
Jun 19 - 9:29 AM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Steelers are also "monitoring" free agent CB Brandon Flowers "closely."

Flowers is a hot commodity. He'll spend the next two days in San Diego visiting the Chargers, but is also on the Patriots', Ravens', Falcons', and Vikings' radars. In Pittsburgh, Cortez Allen is the top corner with Ike Taylor currently penciled in on the opposite side. Taylor showed his age and was torched last season. Flowers would be a significant upgrade.
Jun 18 - 5:04 PM

The Baltimore Sun reports the Patriots are also interested in free agent CB Brandon Flowers.

They join the Chargers, Ravens, Falcons, and Vikings as teams with known interest in the 28-year-old. The Patriots have one of the deepest cornerback groupings on paper, but Brandon Browner will be suspended to start the year, Alfonzo Dennard is coming off shoulder surgery and is an off-field distraction at times, and Darrelle Revis is two years removed from a torn ACL. Flowers would be a luxury addition and is likely commanding significant money.
Jun 18 - 4:15 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Chargers are hosting free agent CB Brandon Flowers for a visit on Wednesday.

The Chargers know Flowers well after he spent the first six seasons of his career in the AFC West with the Chiefs. Flowers was released last Friday. The Bolts have one of the shallowest cornerback depth charts in the league. Shareece Wright is the No. 1 by default. GM Tom Telesco used the 25th pick of last month's draft on CB Jason Verrett. Veteran Richard Marshall is also in the mix. Flowers could immediately step in and be DC John Pagano's top corner.
Jun 18 - 3:33 PM

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Falcons are not interested in free agent CB Brandon Flowers "at the present time."

Flowers was linked to the Falcons on Monday after he was released by the Chiefs on Friday. The Falcons are going to see what they have in impressive second-year CBs Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford. Free-agent additions Javier Arenas and Josh Wilson are competing with Robert McClain for nickel duties.
Jun 17 - 3:33 PM

CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Lions are "seriously considering making a run" at free agent CB Brandon Flowers.

Detroit would be a good landing spot for Flowers, where new DC Teryl Austin -- formerly the Ravens' secondary coach -- could employ him like Lardarius Webb, aligning at left corner in base packages and covering the slot in "sub." Flowers would upgrade on aging Rashean Mathis opposite second-year RCB Darius Slay.
Jun 16 - 12:58 PM

The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson reports ten teams have reached out to free agent CB Brandon Flowers since his Friday release.

Flowers is a 28-year-old player at a premium position with lots of good pre-2013 game tape. Most teams should at least inquire about his contract demands. Flowers figures to eventually sign with the highest bidder. Per Wilson, the Falcons, Vikings, Lions, and Ravens are known to have reached out to Flowers.
Jun 16 - 12:35 PM

A source tells the Washington Post that the Redskins do not have interest in free agent CB Brandon Flowers.

The Redskins are going to be connected to any big-name, declining veteran that's available. But they appear to be changing their style of late, declining to sink money into these kinds of free agents. Flowers' most likely fit remains a reunion with Scott Pioli in Atlanta.
Jun 16 - 9:22 AM

1500 ESPN Twin Cities' Darren Wolfson reports the Vikings have contacted free agent CB Brandon Flowers.

The Vikings need to fix a secondary that was shredded last season, but Flowers is not the solution. Minnesota figures to play a lot of press coverage under new coach Mike Zimmer, and Flowers struggled mightily in Kansas City's similar scheme. Flowers could be asked to man the slot, but the Vikings already brought in CB Captain Munnerlyn to fill that void. The Falcons and Lions are reportedly also interested in Flowers.
Jun 15 - 10:49 PM

ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley expects the team to have interest in free agent CB Brandon Flowers.

The Ravens have a hole at their third cornerback spot behind Lardarius Webb and Jimmy Smith. Chykie Brown and Asa Jackson are currently competing for the role vacated by Corey Graham, who went to Buffalo. Adding Flowers would be a classic move by GM Ozzie Newsome. Signing Flowers wouldn't factor into next year's compensatory draft selections. Flowers is 28.
Jun 15 - 10:33 AM

ESPN New York's Rich Cimini would be "surprised" if the Jets pursued free agent CB Brandon Flowers.

Though the Jets are in need of cornerback help, Flowers may not be the best fit. Flowers struggled last season in the press-man scheme Kansas City DC Bob Sutton learned during his time with the Jets. Flowers would be a much better fit with ex-Chiefs HC Romeo Crennel in Houston.
Jun 14 - 1:12 PM

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