"That definitely played in the decision," Flowers said in a radio interview in San Diego. "Just the way I play the game, I always felt like it would be fun. I never got that chance to play against an old team. Once I was on a team for my whole life, I was on that team for good. So just going back to play against some of the fellas and some of the coaches, it will definitely be fun. But I respect everybody in that program. They run a great program in Kansas City, and they have great fans in Kansas City. But just for personal reasons I think it will be fun to line up across those guys."
Flowers said he was caught off guard by Kansas City releasing him in a cost cutting move earlier this month.
"It’s a business," he said. "And in this business you have to roll with the punches. Once the release happened, my phone and my agent’s phone was a hotline. A lot of teams were calling, and a lot of teams were trying to bring me in because they’re not used to getting a six-year starter this late that can maybe fall into their lap."
Flowers visited the Chargers last week and drew interest from numerous teams after he was released by the
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.
Released by the
His release reportedly saves the team $7.5 million in cap space.
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|2009||Kansas City Chiefs||15||65||58.0||7||0||5||38||7.6||33||0||23|
|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||15||65||56.0||9||0||2||33||16.5||33||1||14|
|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||16||59||47.0||12||0||4||95||23.8||58||1||20|
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|2011||Kansas City Chiefs||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||15||0||0||0||0||1||64||1||0|
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