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Report: Falcons have been monitoring Brandon Flowers

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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.

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30 Responses to “Report: Falcons have been monitoring Brandon Flowers”
  1. dickshotdogs says: Jun 13, 2014 5:23 PM

    Well, that’s terrific, because he spent all of 2013 NOT monitoring opposing wide receivers. Good luck, anyway.

  2. longsufferingkcfan says: Jun 13, 2014 5:38 PM

    Most teams should be monitoring him. As a KC fan, I have no idea why they cut him. There must have been some behind the scenes drama that we don’t know about.

  3. jayhawk6 says: Jun 13, 2014 5:47 PM

    Brandon Flowers won’t be on the open market for very long. His new team will be able to pay him much closer to market than the Chiefs wanted to/could pay him.

    This move frees up cap room for Justin Houston’s new deal, but will also provide a new target for Peyton Manning.

    Andy Reid’s Eagles seemed to be constantly keeping young, so apparently John Dorsey shares that outlook.

  4. ashevillechief says: Jun 13, 2014 5:48 PM

    Sucks, but it’s a cap issue. Too much for what is a slot corner on Sutton’s defense. Alex Smith contract coming soon….

  5. noleitup says: Jun 13, 2014 6:00 PM

    my bucs better not let a division rival sign a player as talented as flowers especially with the cap space we have

  6. matthoover4 says: Jun 13, 2014 6:35 PM

    The demise of the Chiefs has been greatly exaggerated.

    They lost B. Albert and a set of journeymen right guards; Asomoah was beated out by Schwartz and that pretty much tells you all you need to know. Even with BA gone, I think this year’s line, as it continues to grow, will be even better – it’s a young group.

    As for Flowers, he made too much for his worth on the field. Last year, whether he was “playing with an injury” or not, he was not as effective, inside or out.

    Chiefs have some young blood in the secondary and as a team overall. Tough division, but they’ll no doubt be in the hunt.

  7. hankstramjr says: Jun 13, 2014 6:40 PM

    It was because of Pioli signing Flowers to a bigger payday than he deserved that we had to get rid of Brandon Carr. I’ll say this about Pioli, he is loyal to those he either drafted (Tyson Jackson) and those that he brought in (Matt Cassel). How’d that work out for you in K.C. Scott?

  8. gammynomnom says: Jun 13, 2014 6:42 PM

    LOL, Atlanta always tries to sign former stars instead of building a team.

  9. 700levelvet says: Jun 13, 2014 6:44 PM

    @matthoover4

    “The demise”… What demise? You act as if you owned the league for the last decade… Get a grip homer

  10. nobreak1269 says: Jun 13, 2014 6:52 PM

    Time to get on the phone Idzik and make him a Jet.Superbowl for sure if we get him.

  11. lesticles1983 says: Jun 13, 2014 6:56 PM

    How would this improve their lack of LB personnel? Who Dat! Get ready for another clinic game 1.

  12. marcinhouston says: Jun 13, 2014 7:02 PM

    Why wouldn’t Flowers prefer to go to a contender rather than the Falcons?

  13. unbridledsexy says: Jun 13, 2014 7:09 PM

    I have not been happy with KC’s offseason decisions making.

  14. abninf says: Jun 13, 2014 7:13 PM

    Dallas needs to pick him up. Badly.

  15. brok4life says: Jun 13, 2014 7:21 PM

    Miami sign him I beg of you! We need something next to grimes. Finnagen and those two 2nd year players are trash the rookie can start in nickle

  16. rohlo says: Jun 13, 2014 8:12 PM

    My money is on the texans signign him so he can re-unite with crennel as his best years were under crennel when he was the hc/dc in kc….

  17. officialgame says: Jun 13, 2014 8:14 PM

    Some team that can’t draft will over pay Flowers.

  18. bcooper99 says: Jun 13, 2014 8:40 PM

    Push Robert Alford over to nickel and have Robert McClain pushed down a little bit which will give him a little more time to develop. So trufant, flowers, Alford and willy mo? That’d be tight.

  19. slick50ks says: Jun 13, 2014 8:45 PM

    We decided to pay one of our CBs 10 mil per, the other one went elsewhere and got that much, and neither one was worth that much $.

    This was a salary dump of a bad contract. We got “Pioli’d”.

  20. jredshoes says: Jun 13, 2014 8:51 PM

    Parcells used to say He’d rather cut a player a year too early than a year too late. Anyone who watched Flowers knows he wasn’t close to his form in previous years. He may have something left in the tank but I can’t fault the Chiefs for choosing cap space over an aging corner

  21. texansdan says: Jun 13, 2014 10:18 PM

    Texans. Need more help in the corners, and Crennel has already brought Kendrick Lewis on-board. Would not be surprised for him to go after another Chief he’s worked with before.

  22. cletuswithat says: Jun 14, 2014 12:01 AM

    Aging? Hes only 28. Hes got at least 5 years left before id say age should be a factor

  23. dtlb58 says: Jun 14, 2014 2:22 AM

    You can tell the posters here who really pay attention to the NFL opposed to the ones who just see a name ‘cut’ and think their team made a huge mistake.
    Flowers was grossly overpaid and outmatched on the outside for all the bigger/ taller WR’s across the league.
    Plus, not fast enough for the slot. They replaced him with Chris Owens younger and faster, ironically from Atlanta. Brandon wasn’t gonna start outside this year anyways. Just watch the Broncos and Cowboys games last season just to start. Big liability.

  24. vaughnjoe says: Jun 14, 2014 4:29 AM

    Best thing that happened to Brandon Flowers in a while.

  25. joetoronto says: Jun 14, 2014 4:38 AM

    He was just one card in the house of cards called the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Just blow baby.

  26. tbtrojan says: Jun 14, 2014 7:21 AM

    Wait, the guy made the Pro Bowl last year but didn’t produce and was a poor fit?
    I can understand people saying the Pro Bowl isn’t really the best players every year but first timers were usually very good that year.

  27. greymares says: Jun 14, 2014 9:52 AM

    Should there not be as much outrage as the Eagles cutting Jackson ?

  28. tsmercurio says: Jun 14, 2014 12:08 PM

    Most fans will say that their team would be a great fit, and I understand that, but I think the Bengals are good. With the age of Newman, and a damaged Hall, Pacman Jones won’t be around forever… Dre Kirkpatrick has not proven himself yet… only one left is Darqueze Dennard and who knows what he will be like… I think it makes sense on the field… maybe just not for Brown’s bank account.

  29. jjackwagon says: Jun 14, 2014 9:08 PM

    Just blow baby.

    From a guy whose team will be lucky to make it back to 4-12 and hasn’t had a winning season in over a decade. SMDH.

  30. phluffyclouds says: Jun 15, 2014 10:41 AM

    More like Falcants … Or do you prefer Failcons ?

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