The a kind of surprising move, the Kansas City Chiefs have cut CB Brandon Flowers.
“We appreciate Brandon’s contributions to the team over the last six seasons,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. “It’s in the best interest of the club and the player to part ways at this time. We wish him nothing but the best as he continues his career.”
There are likely a couple of reasons for the move. Flowers was not the ideal fit for the current Chiefs defensive scheme. He struggled at times last season and was also counting over $9 million against the salary cap.
More from the Chiefs in their press release announcing the move:
Flowers (5-9, 187) has played in 88 games (87 starts) in six NFL seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs (2008- 13). His career numbers include 421 tackles (338 solo), 2.0 sacks, four forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. He has 17 interceptions returned for a total of 344 yards with three touchdowns and 97 passes defensed. Flowers has started two postseason games for the club tallying eight tackles (five solo) and one interception.
The Delray Beach, Florida, native originally entered the NFL as a second-round draft selection (35th overall) of the Chiefs in the 2008 NFL Draft. He played collegiately at Virginia Tech and prepped at Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, Florida.
I am sorry to see Flowers go but the Chiefs are getting to the point with their roster where they have to make some tough decisions. With a talented roster full of Pro Bowlers, it was only a matter of time before the team was going to run out of cap space.
There have been some reports that the Chiefs were trying to trade Flowers but that the effort was unsuccessful.
What do you think, Addicts? Is this move a good one or a bad one for the Chiefs?