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Report: No plans for Brandon Flowers to visit Steelers

Brandon Flowers, Josh Gordon AP

Cornerback Brandon Flowers left his visit with the Chargers without a contract for the 2014 season and indicated that he would visit with at least one more team before deciding where to continue his career after getting released by the Chiefs.

It doesn’t look like that visit will be with the Steelers. Scott Brown of ESPN.com reports that there are no plans for the Steelers to host Flowers despite reports of interest in bringing the veteran corner on board. The Steelers haven’t commented specifically on Flowers, but coach Mike Tomlin said the team isn’t closing any doors.

“I’m not opposed to anything that will increase our chances of winning. We’re open to all possibilities,” Tomlin said.

Cortez Allen and Ike Taylor are projected to be the starting corners in Pittsburgh this season with William Gay, Brice McCain, fifth-round pick Shaquille Richardson and others in the mix behind them. The Lions, Ravens, Falcons and Vikings have all been mentioned as other potential landing spots for Flowers since he parted ways with the Chiefs, although subsequent reports have pulled the Falcons and Vikings out of the hunt.

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44 Responses to “Report: No plans for Brandon Flowers to visit Steelers”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 20, 2014 4:28 PM

    The Lions have no money to work with unless they work out a deal with Suh or cut some other players. They had to cut Chris Houston just to fit the Ebron contract under the cap.

  2. themeccalambeaufield says: Jun 20, 2014 4:34 PM

    He will have no interest with the Vikings because of the losing atmosphere until they offer twice what the next highest bid will be.

  3. ivanpavlov0000 says: Jun 20, 2014 4:37 PM

    He’s not a fit for the new Lions scheme. He’d be better off if he signed elsewhere, and so would the Lions.

  4. clashpoint says: Jun 20, 2014 4:38 PM

    Yeah, I didn’t think so. They said, “Veteran’s minimum?” to which he probably replied, “Hell no.” The Steelers have much of what cap room they have now allotted for resigning young talented players like cornerback Cortez Allen. They appear to have a lot of confidence in not only Allen and Willie Gay, but also Antwon Blake and Shaq Richardson.

    That’s all good and well, but… Brice McCain? I went and watched video of that guy. Ugh. He’d have made a great matador. Flowers would have been a certain upgrade over that guy. I don’t even think he makes the final roster and ends up as desperation injury insurance.

  5. florioluvsdix says: Jun 20, 2014 4:41 PM

    I’m not opposed to anything that will increase our chances of winning…

    like going into the field of play during a kick return

  6. slick50ks says: Jun 20, 2014 4:43 PM

    Give him 5 years, he’ll be old enough then.

    LOL @ Ike Taylor.

  7. getyourownname says: Jun 20, 2014 4:45 PM

    When you say that you are not “opposed to anything that will increase our chances of winning” and that “we’re open to all possibilities,” aren’t you admitting that anything you do would increase your chances of winning, as compared to your current status?

  8. Smash-Mouth.com says: Jun 20, 2014 5:11 PM

    With as much interest as there is in Flowers, the Steelers were not likely going to win that bidding war anyway.

    Flowers is a solid corner, but I’m not sure he’s all that different than William Gay in terms of size and skill set. Some may scoff at that, but Gay was excellent for the team last season.

  9. baltimorons says: Jun 20, 2014 5:21 PM

    He’s too old for the young fast steelers.

  10. longsufferingkcfan says: Jun 20, 2014 5:31 PM

    Why would he want to go to a losing organization like the Steelers after he was at a winner like Kansas City?

  11. citizenstrange says: Jun 20, 2014 5:33 PM

    “I’m not opposed to anything that will increase our chances of winning. We’re open to all possibilities,” Tomlin said.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Except for a quarterback who will study film and learn to read defenses and score more than 13 points a game. There’ll be none of that here.

  12. kcflake says: Jun 20, 2014 5:35 PM

    As a Chiefs Fan, I thought B Flowers would have a gaggle of teams wanting him. Surprised he isn’t getting more attention.

  13. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 20, 2014 5:48 PM

    Very astute analysis citizenstrange. That must be the reason there’s all this talk about going away from the Ben-led no-huddle. Which, since you missed it, was wildly successful when implemented last year.

    And those first 2 sentences were sarcasm, since you likely missed on that too.

  14. jtbsteeler says: Jun 20, 2014 6:00 PM

    Training camp starts five weeks from today. Time to restore order.

  15. citizenstrange says: Jun 20, 2014 6:10 PM

    Wildly successful does not equal the last HOME game of the season against the Browns.

    19 of 31 for 179 yards with two interceptions and a fumble.

    Or does Big Ben get a Mulligan on that one?

  16. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 20, 2014 6:28 PM

    So your expectation is a great game, every game? Got it.

  17. holeinone09 says: Jun 20, 2014 6:37 PM

    It never fails that a certain someone will take the opportunity to bash Ben in any post about the Steelers. Obsessed much??

    If Ben has a solid season, will this person eat crow? I doubt it.

  18. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 20, 2014 6:37 PM

    19 of 31 for 179 yards with two interceptions and a fumble.

    Or does Big Ben get a Mulligan on that one?

    Is Ben playing all 22 positions? 6-2 down the stretch when players typically are nursing injuries is not up to your unrealistic standards….get a grip . Give Ben two mulligans…one for you and one for BobZilla your alter ego.

  19. dtlb58 says: Jun 20, 2014 6:47 PM

    Kcflake: It’s a lot to pay for a 5’9″ CB whose greatest strength is tackling in a world of Monster tall /Big/Fast WR’s and weakest point is covering them and blaming coaches and teammates.
    You didn’t see a lot of sorrow coming from the KC locker room on this one. Just fans who only saw a name on the back of a jersey.

  20. citizenstrange says: Jun 20, 2014 6:55 PM

    When I quote stats the argument is all Big Ben does is win.

    When I quote getting Tebowed and consecutive 8-8 seasons the argument is Big Ben has great stats.

    The next argument will be the Steeler defense doesn’t score enough TDs. Again.

    No playoff wins until both Big Ben and Honest Mike “Twelfth Man” Tomlin are gone. Argue that.

  21. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 20, 2014 7:18 PM

    You get arguments because anyone who’s watched Ben’s career can see that he’s been on top of his game the last few seasons. Yes, even at 8-8.

    Pretend wonder woman’s truth lasso is around you – was Ben below average, average, or above average in his play the last 8 games last year?

  22. emaney477 says: Jun 20, 2014 7:27 PM

    Why aren’t the jets in the mix? The have over 20 mil in cap space, and will have a very solid defense. He would be a great fit.

  23. citizenstrange says: Jun 20, 2014 7:58 PM

    Get back to me the next time Big Ben wins a playoff game. Tick, tick, tick, tick, tick ……

  24. jetsfaninnj says: Jun 20, 2014 8:47 PM

    He has to be a Jet

  25. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Jun 20, 2014 9:53 PM

    This explains the lack of interest…

    Cap Space by Team:
    Pittsburgh Steelers: $144,551
    Source: PFT (June 4, by Curtis Crabtree)

  26. steelcurtainn says: Jun 20, 2014 10:52 PM

    Big Bens won several playoff games. He’s even won a couple superbowls. Stay tuned more playoff and superbowl wins are on the way.

  27. maxtng says: Jun 20, 2014 11:17 PM

    Why do Steeler fans pretend their team is still relevant? When was the last time they won a playoff game?

  28. blindmansaidwhat says: Jun 20, 2014 11:25 PM

    I’ve concluded that this citizenstrange is either really a Browns fan or Terry Bradshaw

  29. sallust99 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:39 PM

    Ben’s been to 4 AFC champ games – not too shabby pal

  30. bobzilla1001 says: Jun 20, 2014 11:56 PM

    The only times SuperBen plays all 22 positions is when the Steelers win. We get it.
    Oh. I forgot. You’re a well-informed and devote Steelers fan because you live near an area where Chuck Noll once resided FIFTY years ago. Impressive.

  31. steelers4385 says: Jun 21, 2014 12:00 AM

    Whatever. I love what ike has brought to the table for us for many years, but hes done. After watching him get dismantled by damyrius thomas over and over again..he just flat out sucks since then. I just wish we would get a corner. Just one good corner.

  32. daneraider1 says: Jun 21, 2014 12:07 AM

    Come to oakland

  33. rohlo says: Jun 21, 2014 1:24 AM

    HE WILL PROB STILL END UP WITH SAN DIEGO..give it to his old 2 times a year,be a starter, san diego is a great place to be as well.. his old college teamate is playign for hte chargers as well. eddir royal both played together at virgina tech

  34. lilrob10201 says: Jun 21, 2014 4:30 AM

    As much as I want him to be an Eagle. He is proven on the outside and slot. Eagles could use an upgrade over Fletcher.He could be moved around also. He is only on the downside of 20, but would be good for 3 more years. Give him a 3 year 15 M contract.

  35. jtbsteeler says: Jun 21, 2014 8:20 AM

    The Steelers have $6 million in cap space. We’re good and we’re going to win this division.

  36. tinytoolalldrool says: Jun 21, 2014 9:27 AM

    He has too much class to play for Pittsburgh.

  37. thebirdsareback says: Jun 21, 2014 9:56 AM

    Steelers are third place behind the bengals this year

  38. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 21, 2014 10:01 AM

    The only times SuperBen plays all 22 positions is when the Steelers win. We get it.
    Oh. I forgot. You’re a well-informed and devote Steelers fan because you live near an area where Chuck Noll once resided FIFTY years ago. Impressive.

    Thanks for the heart felt recognition. When you say we do you mean you and your trained parrot citizen strange. You call yourself Steeler fans… Thanks for the laugh

    Football is a team sport as I keep reminding you and I am sure your big mouth was cheering very loudly in both of Bens winning SB games. Can’t have it both ways Rambo.

  39. bobzilla1001 says: Jun 21, 2014 3:14 PM

    The only time football isn’t a team sport is when the Steelers win. We get it.
    Maybe if you ask scoobies really nice, he and the boys will allow you back into the Ravens Fan Club.

  40. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 21, 2014 5:18 PM

    We don’t need any Flowers, we don’t need a bouquet or butenaire ….we need a young corner.

    I am so glad my efforts to remind the trolls that it is a team game and not Just a QB game. When 53 play together things happen and one player playing bad doesn’t doom the other 52. Even Ravens get it BobZilla and your parrot strange.

  41. crownofthehelmet says: Jun 21, 2014 6:17 PM

    “The only time football isn’t a team sport is when the Steelers win. We get it.”

    Aren’t you the one who always say the Steelers recent SB’s are only because of the defense, and the offense actually underperformed? So, a sarcastic shot at someone for what you say all the time. bobhypocritezilla.

  42. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 21, 2014 6:51 PM

    Aren’t you the one who always say the Steelers recent SB’s are only because of the defense, and the offense actually underperformed? So, a sarcastic shot at someone for what you say all the time. bobhypocritezilla.

    Sometimes you must overlook the sarcasm of the wackos Crown and realize people that can’t deal with people standing up to them must be shown the outmost care. Their egos are very fragile and most are hypocrites.

  43. tinytoolalldrool says: Jun 22, 2014 3:16 AM

    Big Ben’s first super bowl Q.B. rating was 22.6 he sucks.

  44. Nofoolnodrool says: Jun 22, 2014 11:44 AM

    Big Ben’s first super bowl Q.B. rating was 22.6 he sucks.

    Bet you wish that your QB sucked like Ben and had two rings. Eat your heart out troll.

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