Chargers sign cornerback Brandon Flowers away from rival Chiefs

June 24, 2014

The San Diego Chargers continue to add depth and talent to a secondary that will have to face Peyton Manning twice this season, as the team agreed to terms with former Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers.  Other outlets have reported that the one-year deal includes a $1.5 million signing bonus, and potentially could be worth $5 million if certain incentives are met.

The 5-9, 187-pounder from Virginia Tech recorded 421 tackles, 97 passes defensed, and 17 interceptions in six seasons with the Chiefs, while playing in 88 games with 87 starts. He made his first Pro Bowl in 2013 after notching 68 tackles, seven passes defensed, and one pick, while also grabbing an interception in the Chiefs’ Wild Card Playoff game against Indianapolis.

Flowers is versatile in that he can defend inside against slot receivers or an island out wide.

The Chargers seem to have made upgrading their secondary a priority this offseason, as the team also used their first round pick on defensive back Jason Verrett of TCU.

As a collegian, Flowers was named first-team All-America by the American Football Coaches Association, first-team All-ACC and third-team All-America by the Associated Press before the Chiefs selected him with the 35th overall selection in the 2008 NFL Draft. 

By Staff of and news services

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