Cornerback Brandon Flowers has agreed to terms with the Chargers, a league source tells CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Flowers visited the Chargers last week and drew interest from numerous teams after he was released by the Chiefs earlier this month.
Flowers, originally selected by Kansas City in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft, made his first Pro Bowl last season but the Chiefs let him go in part because he of his $10.5 million salary-cap hit in 2014. The implication: Despite his talents, he wasn't worth the money.
ProFootballFocus.com's advanced metrics agree; Flowers ranked 87th among all cornerbacks last season, just behind DeAngelo Hall, David Amerson and Robert Alford. But Flowers has shown the ability to be a top-10 cover corner in previous seasons.
2013 was a disappointment for Brandon Flowers (-8.7 coverage) but prior to that earned a top 10 coverage grade every year from 09-12.— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) June 24, 2014
Still, Flowers, 28, provides the Chargers with much-needed depth. The team reportedly signed him to a one-year deal, which is a low-cost move for them while allowing Flowers to prove he is worth another long-term, big-money contract next offseason.