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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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Brandon Flowers (concussion) has resumed practicing.
Flowers is now on track to return against the Dolphins. It's good news for the Chargers with Jason Verrett (shoulder) already ruled out for Week 9. Flowers is in the midst of a nice bounce-back season, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 1 corner through the season's first eight weeks. Oct 30 - 2:27 PM

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Chargers CB Brandon Flowers (concussion) will not play in Thursday's game against the Broncos.

Fellow CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) is questionable, obviously an awful time for San Diego to be banged up in the secondary. Richard Marshall and Shareece Wright are potential starters as Peyton Manning licks his chops. The Chargers will also be without ILB Manti Te'o (foot), OLB Jeremiah Attaochu (hamstring), RB Donald Brown (concussion) and RB Ryan Mathews (knee).
Oct 23 - 8:47 AM

Chargers CB Brandon Flowers was forced from San Diego's Week 7 game against the Chiefs with a concussion, and will not return.

Flowers put a huge second-quarter hit on Jamaal Charles at the goal-line, but ended up taking the worst of it. Amazingly, Flowers was briefly allowed to continue playing before being pulled. He was officially ruled out in the third quarter.
Oct 19 - 6:18 PM

Chargers CB Brandon Flowers (groin) is active for Week 8 against the Chiefs.

Flowers, who has been playing at an extremely high level this season, gets to face his former team. Fellow CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) is inactive. Verrett is week to week. Also inactive for the Chargers are RB Ryan Mathews, RB Donald Brown, ILB Manti Te'o, WR Dontrelle Inman, DT Ricardo Mathews and OLB Jeremiah Attaochu.
Oct 19 - 2:40 PM

The Union-Tribune San Diego reports CB Brandon Flowers' groin injury is considered "not too bad."

Flowers also dealt with a groin injury in Week 2. He should be considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs. Shareece Wright (knee) would replace Flowers opposite Jason Verrett.
Oct 14 - 11:46 AM

Chargers CB Brandon Flowers left Sunday's Week 6 win at Oakland with a groin injury and did not return.

The severity of Flowers' injury is unknown, so Chargers fans are left to hold their breath. The ex-Chief has been dominant this season, flashing legit All-Pro form through the first five weeks. If he misses any time, the Chargers should be able to plug in Shareece Wright (knee, day to day) opposite Jason Verrett. Richard Marshall is also a candidate for increased snaps.
Oct 13 - 8:51 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Philip Rivers
2Kellen Clemens
RB1Ryan Mathews
2Branden Oliver
3Donald Brown
4Ronnie Brown
5Shaun Draughn
GLB1Ryan Mathews
2Branden Oliver
3RB1Branden Oliver
2Donald Brown
FB1David Johnson
WR11Keenan Allen
2Seyi Ajirotutu
3Dontrelle Inman
WR21Malcom Floyd
2Eddie Royal
WR31Eddie Royal
TE1Antonio Gates
2Ladarius Green
3John Phillips
K1Nick Novak