Former Chargers CB Brandon Flowers receiving interest from Cards, Pats
By Travis Wakeman
After Brandon Flowers’ failed stop in San Diego, it looked like his career might be over. However, he could be getting one more chance in the NFL.
According to a tweet from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the veteran defensive back will meet with the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday. The defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots have also shown interest.
That has to be a relief for Flowers, who struggled at times with the Chargers who brought him following the 2013 season in which he went to the Pro Bowl as a member of the Kansas City Chiefs.
After three years with the team, the Chargers moved on from Flowers, who spent the majority of the 2016 season on injured reserve. That allowed Casey Hayward to earn more playing time, so Flowers’ absence ended up being a blessing in disguise, as Hayward led the NFL in interceptions.
Flowers finished his three-year stint in San Diego by playing in 31 games while registering 113 tackles, four interceptions and one sack. That’s a far cry of from the level of success he achieved in Kansas City.
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The Cardinals have Patrick Peterson, widely consodered one of the best cornerbacks in the league, but having the veteran presence of Flower on the roster certainly makes sense as the cornerback position is not exactly deep in Arizona.
The Patriots seemingly make every free-agent signing work in their system and though the team already brought in Stephon Gilmore as a free agent to pair with Malcolm Butler, they may as well bring in Flowers if they have the chance because, well, why not?
Flowers would be entering his tenth season in the league should one of these teams sign him.