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Brandon Flowers deal worth up to $5 million

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

CB Brandon Flowers’ 1-year deal with the #Chargers is worth up to $5M, I’m told. Can prove himself in 2014, cash in again at 29

— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 24, 2014

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.

UPDATE:

Details on the deal.

Source: Brandon Flowers deal with Chargers is worth up to $5M. $1.5M to sign, $1.5M base salary (guaranteed) & up to $2M via incentives.

— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 24, 2014

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.

In order to earn that full $2M in incentives, Flowers needs to play 92.5% of the Chargers D snaps & team must advance to AFC Championship.

— Field Yates (@FieldYates) June 24, 2014

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