Free Agent CB Brandon Flowers Signs With Chargers

As expected, free agent cornerback Brandon Flowers has found a new team to play for and it’s not the Pittsburgh Steelers.

According to several Twitter reports, Flowers has agreed on a one-year contract with the San Diego Chargers after visiting with them last week.

Flowers was released a few weeks ago by the Kansas City Chiefs after playing the first six years of his career with them. Flowers was originally drafted by the Chiefs in the second-round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech.

By signing one-year deal, Flowers will get a chance to show that he can still play at a high level with hopes that he can cash in next year during free agency.

Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports 1 reports that Flowers visited the San Francisco 49ers on Friday.

  • steelster

    Interesting that he couldn’t get a long term deal. I’m happy the steelers didn’t sign him.

  • Terrence Phelps

    Only reason im glad that he signed is so that he can get out of the news. You would of thought he was the second coming of Rod Woodson lol.

  • CW

    Nothing like that. He’s a Pro Bowler released late in the pre training camp offseason when there is effectively only that one guy and maybe two or three has beens or never weres to talk about until camp starts.

    Would you rather have spent the last week or so talking about DeMarcus Love signing with the Giants or Israel Idonije getting cut by the Bears or the Jags giving up on Jason Babin? Got a bunch of old guys , injured guys, and guys that generally stunk up the field getting signed or cut right now.

    The one lone veteran player that might still have a few years left in the tank as a football player is just going to draw all the interest.

  • Steeler Fanatic

    I thought a one year deal for $5m would have been worth it. You could have seen what he had and then maybe a long-term deal next year. The team better pay Allen or they could be in trouble at the position next year. You can’t have enough depth.

  • sean mcmartin

    Agreed. The Steelers have done very little to upgrade the 8-8 secondary. Why not at least try to bring in a decent veteran for camp?

  • JohnB

    we have a nickelback that everyone hates already…why would anyone throw ole slowy on that fire?

  • steelster

    I would call mike Mitchell a big upgrade over ryan clark.

  • JohnB

    upgrading our front 7 = upgrading the secondary.

  • falconsaftey43

    Rumor is his deal is worth up to $2 million based on playing time etc. If true, I don’t know why the Steelers wouldn’t have been interested. Good player that wouldn’t cost a ton and fits under the cap…

  • SteelersDepot

    $5 million. $2 million is NLTBE. Will have a $3 million cap charge in 2014

  • Gautama Om

    I think they will extend Allen. That’s why they didn’t use up the $5mil+or so cap room they still have available for Flowers.

  • 2443scott

    seems this guys just for the money he saw who pay what and took a year deal so next year he can do it all over again ….like i posted before who would go if they signed him it would of been someone who was getting about same money ….