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Updated: June 24th, 2014 4:29pm
CB Brandon Flowers reportedly chooses one-year deal with Chargers

CB Brandon Flowers reportedly chooses one-year deal with Chargers

by Derek Wetmore
1500ESPN.com
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6/18/2014
Sports Over Beers, episode 20. Krammer's minicamp observations
Vikings reporter Andrew Krammer joins the podcast to talk Vikings minicamp as we prepare for the NFL hibernation before Mankato training camp. What have we seen from Teddy Bridgewater and Matt Cassel? Is there any chance Bridgewater is the starter to open the season? How about later in the year? Why is Christian Ponder still in the picture and what could they get for him in a trade? -- Who will have an easier time transitioning to the new offense: Greg Jennings or Cordarrelle Patterson? -- What will Anthony Barr have to show before training camp? What have you seen from him so far in minicamp since he returned from UCLA? Any defensive players that have surprised you? Do we have a good idea of defensive roles yet? Do we know the starters (middle linebacker, outside corner in nickel packages, the second safety)?
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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.


ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted that it is a one-year deal.


The contract allows Flowers to hit the open market again at age 29, as Albert Breer notes.


Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for 1500ESPN.com. His previous stops include MLB.com and the Minnesota Daily.
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