Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Sean Smith (27) celebrates making an interception with cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) during the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Flowers deal worth up to $5 million

Brandon Flowers’s deal could be worth up to $5 million for this season. Where in the world is that money coming from?

I am not sure how much of that goes against the cap at this point, but the team likely will have to make some type of move to free up the room. The player that everyone will speculate on is Jeromey Clary. He is making a ton of money for the 2014 season and would give the team a big relief under the cap if he were to be released.

The team could also restructure his contract to keep both Flowers and Clary on the same roster. Some people would love to see Clary get dropped off the roster either way, while others believe he just makes too much money for the job that he does.

I like Clary. I like him much better as a guard and as a player that can move around on the offensive line. He has some value on the roster. Just not worth the dough that we pay him right now.


Details on the deal.

Made the deal work under the cap. Might not have to make a move on Clary. Still have to release someone for the roster spot.

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  • Padraigh Keogh

    $5m? Clary has to go. Definitely can’t afford him now. Get it done now

    • Joel Ayala

      I bet he stays. But gets contract re done. Is my guess. OR maybe Gates and PR and Weddle did to help. We’ll soon find out im sure

    • jamfed

      It’s not a $5 million contact. it’s a about a $3 million with incentives that would have to be paid next year.

  • Gunnar Martin

    I’ll be shocked if Clary goes, judging by how they’ve treated him in the past. My guess is that we’ll cut a couple lower-profile players to make the room. This suspense is killing me!

  • Derek

    My guess is by end of preseason he is gonna push Marshall gee or butler off. Butler is prob just a camp body. We prob have a prac squad guy with equal talent like the guy from Texas or auburn. So between gee and marshall. Not Donald, crezdon

    • arnie

      Ghee is new butler in special teams an marshal is returning starter. Logic dictates marshal would have to go, while he has the most experience, and did help the Chargers, he is also the oldest of the bunch. My money is on Cresden Butler not making the roster, or getting bounced. However this depends entirely how the other CB respond in camp.

      • Derek

        I think Marshall will go due to cap space. Butler is cheap so he only has to worry about beating out practice squad talent. I hope we practice squad Reese since we have royal and watch the preseason cuts for wr’s. Let Davis from auburn and butler battle for the last db spot

        • arnie

          That to, was my initial thought an will likely pan out, my hesitation to go all in? Never underestimate the power of T&M appreciation of players that step up an play.

          • Derek

            I still feel bad about Taylor he was the man at lsu. I think he was a victim of dr chao. That was one of my fav cuts after I read his history.

          • arnie

            I do as well, however if Taylor can stay healthy, we may see him down the road. TT played this game with DX and nobody jumped on him either. If injury were to show up (knock on wood) taylor could very well be signed as a FA for the league minimum as depth.
            Basically TT has a player he does not have to pay, nor does he take roster spot, that everyone will avoid like the plague., he can call on anytime he wants, if needed.

  • Gabe Sun

    “Must make it to the AFC championship game” well they aren’t aiming high enough imo haha

  • RZorn

    They forgot to mention that he has to change his number too. Unless he wants to arm wrestle RM for it,which he would probably lose anyway.

  • Parker Richardson

    Seems like TT learned from the Cox situation. Let Flowers prove himself and show that he can improve the team before laying down the dough! I would think some other teams could have offered him more guaranteed money and a longer contract. But whether or not any of them did, it seems like Flowers really wants to be here! Can’t wait for camp!!!

  • Gunnar Martin

    Those are AWESOME incentives. That’s a great deal for both sides.

  • Joel Ayala

    Can we safely say we have good Depth at CB now?? I believe we do. Loving these quiet under the radar moves by TT. Im feeling Ghee is gonna be a stud this yr. And Clary is probably restructuring him Contract to stay on team.

    • John Alton

      Lets see how Verret and Williams do before we start talking about good depth. Neither of them has played a snap in the NFL. Its a wait and see. Flowers definitely improves the secondary.

  • Cgoodness13

    How the heck does TT pull these contracts off?

    • Stefanie Smith

      Somebody wrote something on another sports site that the atmosphere around the Chargers has changed with McCoy and TT–especially McCoy. Players are starting to want to play here. They like the attitude and the atmosphere. Eddy Royal also sold him on SD too. TT put together a reasonable deal. If he does fantastic, hopefully, we can re-sign him. Plus, he gets to show the NFL that he has some good stuff –a live showcase for any future teams he may be interested in. I hope he likes it here, fits in and does well.

    • Robert Fairbanks

      Ed McGuire pulled it off, he is the guy that does the math when it comes to contracts.

  • Gunnar Martin

    Hey wait a second, he’s gonna have to change to a new number since Ryan already has 24… There’s not much left in the 20s, think he’ll get something in the 30s?

    • boltingindiego

      im thinkin he takes taylors old # 28

      • Gunnar Martin

        Mm yeah that sounds about right

  • powderBLUE801

    Time to BOLT UP bitches!!!

    Oh man this made my day baby.

  • shayaaa

    No one HAS to be cut, but it is likely. The “5M” deal was done primarily through the use of “Not Likely To Be Earned” (NLTBE) incentives. From my understanding, NLTBEs don’t count against the cap this year. If Flowers/the team hits those incentives, that money will go against next years cap. Flowers has about $2M in Guaranteed money this year, the rest is tied up in the incentives.

    • powderBLUE801

      We have 90 guys on the team so yes someone’s going to be chopped.

  • Steve Diaz

    This made my day! I was on a blog last week and some guy told me what we had offered Flowers was a slap in the face. So to hear this today was such great news! Can’t wait to see what BF brings, plus our No. 1 draft pick Verrett. We have a lot of depth in our secondary now, plus TT is building depth for the whole team. We have a nice running attack, a Pro Bowl QB, continuity on our offensive line (except maybe Clary), a beefed up pass rush, a great duo of TEs, and even Vincent Brown is stepping up. As long as we can stay healthy, we will be a team to be feared! Can’t wait for the 2014 season…Bolt up!

  • jamfed

    This free agent pick up, with a 1 year contract, is HUGE! A+ Telesco! A+
    I thought SD could get him for a 3 year deal, but if SD did that, it could mess with Wright’s future and the development of Verrett and Steve Williams. One year prove it deals is perfect, considering Flowers didn’t play that great last year. Lets not forget Flowers is a pro-bowl cornerback…


  • arnie

    Now that that’s over with, the Chargers have 91 players on the roster.

    • Gunnar Martin

      Do you think it’s more likely that we cut Mouton/English or one of the 11 CBs?

      • arnie

        My money is on both. However by now we know it was the other brandon on the roster that got cut. English and Mouton will follow soon, I expect them be among the first roster cuts when camp starts.

        • Gunnar Martin

          They seem to like English a lot more than the fans do, a lot like Clary. I’m not so sure he’ll be gone until the final cuts. Mouton really has no chance though.

          • arnie

            Well i’m not so sure the Chargers like him either, they did try to void his contract before OTA’s. The problem is English had not accrued enough playing time, under his rookie deal, for that to happen. Now he will have to be cut like everyone else, or they will have to make a spot, then cut him at the end of the season. Or put him on IR to leave a spot open, then cut him when he’s medically cleared.
            Mouton has not been cleared, and i’m pretty sure he isn’t in a hurry to be cleared either. It’s not like I hate them, i don’t, these are just two more of aj picks that haven’t produced, in keeping the doctors an trainers busy. Now I liked Taylor, and he had more upside than these two, yet another aj pick that did not produce….

  • MachoMenos

    Two things that may interest only me:
    1) It seems like Brandon choose us over the 49ers. Doesn’t matter if we offered more money (highly unlikely) or if he just likes the idea of getting the opportunity of playing off-coverage (more likely). When was the last time someone picked us over the teams the NFL Network drools over all year long? Telesco and McCoy are changing the culture here in San Diego. Bravo!

    2) Let’s hope that Pagano let’s him play off-coverage. Cox preferred to be up close and personal with receivers and Pagano always had him playing off-coverage. Let’s hope Pags let’s players play to their strengths instead of trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. That’s what KC did last year after the Dallas game where, I believe, Flowers was torched by Bryant. After that game they tried to force him into covering slot receivers. Whatever. Their loss is our gain.

    BTW-The NFL Network spent 11 seconds on the signing on NFL Total Access. Same old, same old.

    • Stefanie Smith

      Couldn’t have stated it better. Pagano has to quit with trying to fit a square peg in a round hole. McCoy and company better get him going on that. That is old school, Norv Turner. No budging, no fitting the scheme to the player. It has to change.

    • Gunnar Martin

      You’re definitely not the only one that’s interested by this. These are the two things that came to my mind when we got him and that San Francisco tidbit came out. I think Pagano will play Flowers to his strength, but probably only because his strength and Pag’s scheme are exactly the same. Now, I may be the only 15 year old that gives a crap about this, but that’s another thing ;)