The Chiefs released cornerback Brandon Flowers on Friday, just a few years after they signed him to a six-year, $50 million extension.
The man who signed Flowers to that extension no longer works in Kansas City and the two men could be reunited soon. Former Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli now works in the Falcons front office and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Falcons have been monitoring Flowers’ situation in Kansas City and preparing for the possibility that he would hit the open market. PFT has heard the same thing and any further interest will be contingent on the price tag Flowers sets for himself.
Flowers would likely join Robert Alford and Desmond Trufant as the top three corners in Atlanta if he did wind up signing with the Falcons as a free agent. Flowers was a poor fit for Bob Sutton’s scheme in Kansas City last season, so a change in scenery might bring back some of the production that the Chiefs were missing from Flowers in 2013.
Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel was the head coach and coordinator in Kansas City during some of Flowers’ best seasons with the team, which could make them another contender for the cornerback’s services.