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Updated: June 22nd, 2014 8:06pm
Report: Free agent CB Brandon Flowers to pick a team this week

Report: Free agent CB Brandon Flowers to pick a team this week

by Andrew Krammer
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Free agent cornerback Brandon Flowers will reportedly choose his new team this week. 

The Minnesota Vikings inquired about the Pro Bowl cornerback when Kansas City released him last week, eating $7 million in dead money across 2014 and 2015 to do so. Flowers reportedly has interest from about 10 teams, including the Vikings, Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions. 

Though the Vikings were in the mix, Flowers has not visited Minnesota. He reportedly wrapped up a visit with San Diego last week. It appears unlikely at this point that the Vikings land Flowers, who struggled in 2013 under defensive coordinator Bob Sutton. Sutton runs a pass defense that can be compared to what Mike Zimmer has ran in the past, one that emphasizes press and man coverage tactics. 

Similarly, Vikings cornerback Derek Cox, primarily a press corner, left the Chargers to go to the Vikings because Minnesota provided him with a better schematic fit. Don't be surprised to see Flowers, primarily a zone corner, land in a defense like the Chargers for the same reason.

Andrew Krammer covers the Minnesota Vikings for He previously covered the Gophers men's basketball team for the Minnesota Daily.
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