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Report: Brandon Flowers expected to choose new team this week

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A late addition to free agency is soon expected to pick a new club.

Ex-Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers looks likely to choose another team “sometime midweek,” according to Jason La Canfora of CBS, who notes that Flowers has “(plenty) of suitors.”

The 28-year-old Flowers started 87 games in six seasons for the Chiefs, who released him on June 13. He visited the Chargers last week. Flowers, who has 17 career interceptions, was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2013.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, 10 teams checked in on Flowers after his release from Kansas City, with the Ravens and Falcons among that group. The question now is whether Flowers makes any more in-person visits with interested clubs.

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35 Responses to “Report: Brandon Flowers expected to choose new team this week”
  1. johndank says: Jun 22, 2014 5:22 PM

    Flowers would be a major upgrade at cb for the Chargers. Hopefully he signs with them. Him & Verrett would make a nice duo

  2. National Fanatic says: Jun 22, 2014 5:24 PM

    All this hub-bub and guessing games just to find out you’re gonna sign with San Diego?
    The Chargers scheme is perfectly fit for you, and if you perform well, San Diego is the best place to retire too. Welcome to SD!

  3. babaleechen says: Jun 22, 2014 5:42 PM

    Pittsburgh would make a good home! :)

  4. jacobslatter says: Jun 22, 2014 6:20 PM

    Atlanta can’t afford him, too close to the cap as Matty Ice Age earns boo-coo bucks every year the next many years.

  5. thebirdsareback says: Jun 22, 2014 6:39 PM

    Bmore makes it Super Bowl or bust

  6. sandiegoiowa says: Jun 22, 2014 6:50 PM

    Lets be honest.. Hes going to San Diego. Who knows Flowers and Verrett could be something huge, especially with Eric Weddle in the secondary with them.. I cant wait to see this

  7. kd480 says: Jun 22, 2014 8:00 PM

    Best place to play and retire is San Diego

  8. daneraider1 says: Jun 22, 2014 8:43 PM

    we got the most $$$$ come to oakland, hokie and help us turn this think around.

  9. jacobk621 says: Jun 22, 2014 9:06 PM

    He’s headed to the ravens !! That’s because Aaron Wilson said so !!

  10. jayfish6402 says: Jun 22, 2014 9:49 PM

    San Diego looks like a perfect fit for Flowers. Unless he joins the Packers, cuz he’s drawn in by their awesomeness, then makes a good 4 Pro Bowls. Just Kidding, he would fit into the Chargers defense greatly.

  11. indyeaglesfreak says: Jun 22, 2014 10:26 PM

    And out of nowhere he decides to sign with the Chip Kelly lead Eagles!!!! Hooray!!! Lol welcome to Philly Flowers

  12. rohlo says: Jun 22, 2014 11:31 PM

    HIS best friend and buddy has been recruiting him..eddie royal who plays with the chargers and played with flowers at virginia tech has been in his ear to come to the chargers.

  13. zukny1 says: Jun 23, 2014 12:02 AM

    Could really use him in philly this year.

  14. kolbydoerge says: Jun 23, 2014 12:43 AM

    Seahawks!

  15. scuffball says: Jun 23, 2014 1:55 AM

    Oakland for sure!

  16. gumbygreen says: Jun 23, 2014 2:03 AM

    When the Patriots need a corner, they always get em’. I’m still a Chiefs fan so I’ll get back to watching Cooper and Parker with Phillip Gaines in the nickel spot.

  17. bonniebengal says: Jun 23, 2014 4:30 AM

    Are the Vikings still in the mix?

  18. mistercue62 says: Jun 23, 2014 4:51 AM

    Raiders can adford him, could definitely use him, would further improve what many analysts & experts arr predicting will be one of the best & most surprising defenses next season (particularly with arguably the best defensive prospect in the entire league at middle linebacker/edge rusher, Khalil Mack) and above all, would provide him with an opportunity to be a major contributer to the dramatic turnaround that most NFL players are beginning to realize is likely to occur next season (as much as the fans & a few holdout skeptics in the media have yet to figure out).

    As much as Flowers to Oakland makes perfect sense, I’d be very surprised if it actually happens. The fact that he’s visited with just one team, walking out of the building without his signature on a cobtract, suggests that he wasn’t too thrilled with the terms of San Diego’s offer & (at least at that point) felt confident that more invitations & visits (including one from the Raiders) would be forthcoming; this was not to be, nor will it be the case as evidenced in his stated intention to “choose a new team by mid-week.

    Perhaps as the article states “10 teams” are showing “interest”, however the level of such must be pretty limited; either that or the “suitors” involved have managed to keep negotiations pretty close to the vest and completely secret from the media…a virtual impossibility these days.

    While I’d love to see Flowers in the Silver & Black, my guess is that he’ll be sporting the rival lightning-bolt by week’s end in the absence of a better offer.

  19. rob8375 says: Jun 23, 2014 4:56 AM

    The ravens suck they wont even make the playoffs

  20. tinytoolalldrool says: Jun 23, 2014 6:07 AM

    He is too classy of a guy and good player to go to Pittsburgh.

  21. bigedsr says: Jun 23, 2014 7:01 AM

    Whomever he signs with is gonna get burned because he can’t cover tall receivers. Proved that all too well in KC…..

  22. sicklnick121 says: Jun 23, 2014 7:26 AM

    San Diego? you mean the Raiders home field every time we go and play there? Welcome to the S&B..

  23. babyteal1 says: Jun 23, 2014 7:56 AM

    Open the checkbook Redskins!!!

  24. skobolt says: Jun 23, 2014 11:48 AM

    Flowers will pick a team he feels has a good chance to make the playoffs. When was the last time the Raiders made the playoffs? Rich Gannon. I think they have Gannon type quarterbacks on the roster now but not this season playing against the NFC West. Next year when the two best NFL divisions will be west!

  25. laxer37 says: Jun 23, 2014 2:48 PM

    Seems like the guy might have to settle for less money. The Chargers and Ravens are mentioned as landing spots and both are at the bottom in terms of room under the cap.

  26. stevenwhite1010 says: Jun 23, 2014 4:20 PM

    If dude wants to win a championship he should pick the Chargers.
    Neither the Ravens nor the Falcons have a shot.

  27. jjackwagon says: Jun 23, 2014 4:48 PM

    you mean the Raiders home field every time we go and play there?

    I guess you need a home field somewhere. Nobody cries “wait ’til next year!” better than Raider fan.

  28. branflakes2311 says: Jun 23, 2014 5:17 PM

    I know the patriots have a good secondary already and all but lets face facts here… Flowers is who the patriots need to ensure a 4th superbowl win for tom brady.

  29. cutler6makesmerink says: Jun 23, 2014 5:40 PM

    Da Bears

  30. 505c says: Jun 23, 2014 10:18 PM

    lol @ Raider fans wishing and hoping. NO ONE chooses to go to Oakland.

  31. onecrazyjoker says: Jun 24, 2014 1:02 AM

    chargers suuuuuck all the way

  32. natelan69 says: Jun 24, 2014 11:33 AM

    Brandon, do the right thing. San Diego weather, women and Chargers are worth a slight pay cut.

    You could move to Rancho Santa Fe, La Jolla, Carlsbad… Anywhere in this gloriously wealthy and beautiful region of our country.

    You will play behind a quarterback with talent, for once. You will be an instant starter, on a team with a young, healthy and impressive D-line.

    It’s so obvious, man. Sign a short contract, 1-2 years if you insist on testing the waters… But once you’re in, you’ll love it, my friend.

  33. natelan says: Jun 24, 2014 7:29 PM

    ^Called it… 5 hours later, homie is a Charger with a one year contract. Welcome to San Diego, my friend. Kick some butt and extend that contract so I can buy your jersey.

  34. 505c says: Jun 24, 2014 8:34 PM

    You’ll get some “revenge juice” out of him for a minute, but his best years have been played.

  35. chargersdiehard says: Jun 25, 2014 12:51 AM

    I’d like to take a moment and thank the Kansas City Chiefs for helping us upgrade our roster while downgrading theirs.

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