CB Brandon Flowers reportedly chooses one-year deal with Chargers
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The Vikings had made a call to free agent and former Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers, but never seemed like a great fit, for various reasons.
Now, Flowers, who was recently released by the Kansas City Chiefs, has opted to sign with the San Diego Chargers.
Minnesota has 18 defensive backs on its roster, so it's not like the Vikings are thin at that position. The question remains, however, who will play opposite Xavier Rhodes in nickel packages when Captain Munnerlyn moves to the slot corner?
That remains to be seen, although the Vikings seem to have ample depth to breed competition.
The Vikings earlier this offseason signed CB Derek Cox, who had played for the Chargers previously. Andrew Krammer speculated earlier this week that San Diego would be a good landing spot for Flowers.
Jason La Canfora first posted the news on Twitter.
Chargers have agreed to terms with CB Brandon Flowers— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) June 24, 2014
ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that it is a one-year deal.
Chargers reached agreement on a one-year deal with former Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers, as @JasonLaCanfora reported.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 24, 2014
The contract allows Flowers to hit the open market again at age 29, as Albert Breer notes.
Flowers' deal with San Diego is for one year. Allows him to hit market at 29 years old, with the market/tag figure for CB building quickly.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) June 24, 2014