Chiefs release cornerback Brandon Flowers

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Brandon Flowers wasn’t around for Chiefs OTAs. And now he won’t be around for any other activities either.

The Chiefs announced they had released the high-priced cornerback Friday afternoon.

Flowers was scheduled to make a $5.25 million this year, and because of those numbers, the Chiefs were willing to trade him. They’ll be able to split the dead money over two years by cutting him now.

The Chiefs were looking to get younger and bigger at the position, but it’s still shocking to see Pro Bowl-level players cut just before the weekend.

114 responses to “Chiefs release cornerback Brandon Flowers

  1. im the worlds biggest chiefs fan and i can honestly tell you there is no reason to be upset with us cutting him! he did not deserve to be a probowl player under suttons defense….great guy…not great in our system

  2. B Flowers, We will miss seeing you in the Red and Gold. Thanks for all the Blood, Sweat and Tears. I wish you Nothing but the Best for your future in the NFL.

  3. 5.25 Million is too much for what is at least a solid slot corner?

    This is what keeps the chiefs bottom dwellers.

  4. Pro bowl db cut , didn’t want to come to camp, there’s a lot more drama to this. For nearly 6 mill most wouldn’t hold out .

  5. this team keeps getting weaker and weaker, back field sucks, O-line is gone, D-line is slow, Linebackers are old. Alex Smiths wants too much money to stay, WR can’t catch. now trade Charles, he is all that you have left. Back to the bottom of the west

  6. And suddenly all that cap money Idzik is sitting on is looking awful useful for NY…

  7. After all the players we have already lost, what is another shot in the foot. It looks like we are trying to be the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, and it is not even pre-season.

  8. They’ll regret it. Especially when they face off the angry Broncos and improved Chargers. The Raiders are to that Division to what the Redskins are to the NFC East. Bad move Andy.

  9. the Raiders still have $10M to spend on free agents. Reggie McKenzie, do your thing!

  10. Considering how bad the Viking secondary is, I would be shocked if they didn’t try to sign him. He might have lost a step or two but still he is better that what the Vikings have now, which is underperforming garbage.

  11. I thought Flowers really blossomed in KC and yet the Chiefs scalped him. Now they have freed some money not to pay Alex Smith.

  12. I’d guess at least 30 other teams will be very interested in signing him. And some of those teams are in the AFC West.

  13. Hey if it frees space to sign Houston then who cares? And for the Andy Reid haters HE DOESNT CONTROL THE FRONT OFFICE that’s John Dorsey’s job !!!

  14. Would be nice to have him in Atlanta to mentor the young guys a bit… Just sayin’.

  15. The 49ers should sign Flowers, as badly as they need CB help. 49ers-Seahawks in 2104 sounds like 3 epic games again, a probably a blowout in Seattle, close 49ers win in SF, and another NFC Championship that goes right down to the wire.

  16. Before he can sign with SF, Ravens, Lions, etc… Doesn’t he have to clear waivers before he can choose his team.

    That being said, wouldn’t that put the lower ranked teams like Texans, Raiders, Jaguars get first crack at him.

    It will be interesting to see how many teams put in a claim.

  17. Jets have the cash and a huge need..sign him idzik or don’t come back to your office!!

  18. What a bunch of clueless posters.

    Brandon Flowers hasn’t played well since 2010. In 2013, he demoted early in the season in favor of a 7th round waiver wire acquisition in Marcus Cooper. He couldn’t beat out Sean Smith or even Ron Parker, a 3rd year player that was a waiver wire acquisition.

    He’s small (5’9) and doesn’t match up with the AFC West’s best receivers in Thomas, Thomas, Allen, etc. Andy Reid and John Dorsey talked to him about moving to safety and he balked. He refused to show up at OTA’s, even though he had a contract that would have paid him in excess of $10 million this season.

    The Chiefs get significant cap space now to sign Justin Houston, a far more important player, to an extension while Parker and Grimes will compete for the slot position

  19. 5.25 Million is too much for what is at least a solid slot corner?
    This is what keeps the chiefs bottom dwellers.

    Even when you combine their salaries, your team didn’t spend that much last year on CBs (and it showed).
    Stupid says what?

  20. The Jets need to sign this guy. Even if it’s over-priced. They need a CB and they did nothing in free-agency or the draft. They got the money, get it done Idzik!

  21. Some of you are funny. Unless a player is not on your team you bash him all week long and twice on Sundays. Then the minute a guy gets cut or is up for trade, everybody wants him on their team. By reading all these posts it seems as if 20 teams fans want their team to pick Flowers up.

    Not that there is anything wrong with it, but a hilarious observation nonetheless.

  22. If he’s close to what he was (big IF), he can sit back n wait for bodies to start falling during training camps. He still won’t sniff 5mil, but because of the posn (CB), he can still skip mandatory mini camps and the injury risk that comes with them & sign once CB injuries start piling up at camps.

  23. Deeeeeeeetroit! We just cut Houston so some folks are probably saying the same stuff about him ….. then again he did play for the Lions so probably not

  24. Is Brandon Carr any good?
    Now that he’s on a national level of exposure and not hiding behind his Madden Rating (ala D’Qwell Jackson).

    …Oh, 32nd ranked defense – awful coverage – yeah, everyone can go ahead and pick up Flowers then.

  25. Love it. Chiefs are decomposing before our eyes. 2/3rds of the o-line– gone. Best CB in an already suspect secondary– gone. No upgrade at WR. No upgrade at QB. Lateral move, at best, in the slot….

    Thank God they fortified (maybe) their only position of strength (pass rush) in the draft.

    Long live Dorsey and Reid!!!!

  26. Pretty strange move by the Chiefs to let a pro-bowler player go. $ Five million doesn’t seem like a lot for a player of his caliber. Probably stay in the AFC West.

    1. Raiders have the cap space available.

    2. Chargers have Jason Verrett, who is similar in size, but he’s coming of shoulder surgery and he is a rookie. Flowers could make a decent transition player there.

    3. Broncos let Champ Bailey go and appear to have signed a number of 1 year contracts to CBs. Flowers might be able to find a spot there.

  27. Flowers has lost his speed, and he can’t play man press coverage. He got beat so many times last year it was startling.

    Maybe it was the scheme, but he seemed like he lost more than a step, maybe two.

  28. If you’re #6 CB is good enough to be a starter on most teams but dumb enough to be a #6 on your team, then most teams probably wouldn’t want him.

  29. A guy that’s been in the league for as long as he has do you really think he would choose the fiasco in Minnesota when he will have many suitors? Why would he take a major step downward? Pretty delusional fan base.

  30. Perfect example of why the high priced contracts theses players sign mean nothing. Few ever get to play out the contract to the end and the teams can just dump you when they don’t want to pay you anymore. GM’s know when they sign these guys to big deals that they will never have to worry about paying out the entire contract.

  31. fivetimechamps49 says:
    Jun 13, 2014 4:25 PM
    come to San Francisco and get that ring!
    ______________________

    First off, San Francisco no longer has a team. Second, they don’t give rings for losing in the NFC Championship Game.

  32. Come on over to Charlotte, Flowers. You’d enjoy having our DL & LBs in front of you. And, according to Brandon LaFell, you don’t have to practice hard.

  33. I think the Vikings or Jets make the most sense. Both teams need help in their secondary and have the cap space.

    A long time, successful vet like Flowers can bring a lot to the table, especially for the younger players.

  34. t500000t says: Jun 13, 2014 4:37 PM

    Pretty strange move by the Chiefs to let a pro-bowler player go. $ Five million doesn’t seem like a lot for a player of his caliber. Probably stay in the AFC West.

    ————–

    More nonsense.

    The Chiefs save $7.5 million against the cap this year AND $7.5 million next year with this move.

    Once again, Flowers is 28 years old and coming off his worst season as a pro, couldn’t beat out waiver wire acquisitions. He’s 5’9 and sloooow.

    He might help a bad secondary for a year or so, but he’s not a premiere corner and needs great safety play to even be effective.

  35. scrotiemcb says: Jun 13, 2014 4:32 PM

    Love it. Chiefs are decomposing before our eyes. 2/3rds of the o-line– gone. Best CB in an already suspect secondary– gone. No upgrade at WR. No upgrade at QB. Lateral move, at best, in the slot….

    —–

    Do you even watch the Chiefs? “2/3rds” of the offensive line is NOT gone. The Chiefs will have Jeff Allen, Rodney Hudson and Eric Fisher as starters, along with Donald Stephenson, who’s played in 32 games since being drafted in 2013 with 14 starts on the left and right side of the line.

    They lost ONE position: Right guard. It was occupied by Asamoah (bust) and free agent Geoff Schwartz, both of which can be described as average at best. Rishaw Johnson started at San Diego last year (along with the other 2nd teamers), barely lost in OT (due to a missed FG) in which the line didn’t commit a single penalty.

    The demise of the Chiefs is greatly exaggerated on this site and others.

  36. @micklegrande

    “Once again, Flowers is 28 years old and coming off his worst season as a pro, couldn’t beat out waiver wire acquisitions. He’s 5’9 and sloooow.”

    It is interesting what is being said about Flowers after his only pro bowl appearance, just a few short months ago. Not saying you’re wrong here, just saying its interesting.

  37. t500000t says: Jun 13, 2014 6:15 PM

    @micklegrande

    “Once again, Flowers is 28 years old and coming off his worst season as a pro, couldn’t beat out waiver wire acquisitions. He’s 5’9 and sloooow.”

    It is interesting what is being said about Flowers after his only pro bowl appearance, just a few short months ago. Not saying you’re wrong here, just saying its interesting

    —-

    Does anyone truly believe that Flowers was worth $10.5 million this season after his past few seasons? $10.5 million?

  38. micklegrande,

    I watch enough to know that overall they are less experienced and less talented than they were last year…and, relatively speaking, that’s sort of like saying Keanu Reeves becomes a worse actor with age.

  39. “Sorry, Mr. Flowers but you are not good enough to make the Seahawks”

    He’s probably good enough to make the Eagles though. Just sayin……..

  40. OMG Maybe 5.25 Mil is too much in KC but it sure isn’t in Philly!!!!! Philly needs a decent CB BAD! Like Real bad!

    This whole talk that he was: over rated & over paid.. Ah, man is a baller. Not the best CB in the world, But team player, will tackle, strong defensive presence. Love this guy!

  41. The smiles on the faces of every QB on KC’s schedule just got a little bigger… What was a lousy secondary, just became a pitiful one…

  42. I liked Flowers but I agree with this move.

    They basically need to have someone emerge from the pack to play slot corner and they’ll be ok. Don’t forget that the biggest issue with last year’s secondary has already departed (Kendrick Lewis) so they should be better there.

    IMO, paying Houston and Smith is the top priority here. A slot corner can’t be a game changer like those guys can.

  43. Flowers is great: as an emergency room patient. That dude is an injury waiting to happen on the next play. So long, Brandon.

  44. Would love to have him in San Diego, but I don’t think he fits in our cap space, we would need to shift some numbers or bodies.

  45. He doesn’t need to clear waivers the season hasn’t started. I heard his agent said he would be open for a one year deal. If that’s the case, it would make the most sense for SF to grab him.

  46. Brandon: You’ll always be missed by true Chief fans. Thanks for giving 110% the last several years. I’m sad knowing you won’t be there to make a huge play. You’ll always be a Chief in the fans heart.

  47. Would fit nicely in Big D,however,the Cowboys really do not have the cap room to afford him. Not many quality CB stay on the market long these days!

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