Flowers is expected to officially retire on Tuesday, Steve Wyche of the NFL Netowrk reports.
Flowers spent six seasons with the Chargers before playing his last three for the Chargers. He most recently visited with the Cardinals prior to training camp, but has ultimately decided to retire from football. He will finish his career with 487 tackles, three sacks, 21 interceptions, one forced fumble, and one touchdown across nine seasons.
Flowers will visit with the Cardinals on Wednesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Schefter noted that Flowers, who finished last season on injured reserve due to a series of concussions, is also in contact with the Patriots. However, if he were to sign with the Cardinals, he'd have a much clearer path to a starting gig, as the No. 2 job opposite Patrick Peterson is seemingly up for grabs.
Flowers was released by the Chargers on Tuesday, Ricky Henne of the Chargers' official site reports.
After a great first season with the Chargers in 2014, during which he recorded three interceptions, Flowers' production declined during the last two years. Injuries have plagued the veteran cornerback, as he has played in just 17 games over the last two seasons combined. Flowers was also due $9 million in 2017, and his release saves the Chargers $7 million of that money, so his release is a financial move by the team in advance of free agency starting March 9. As long as teams aren't scared away by his medical past, Flowers should find a spot on an NFL roster come September.
Flowers had missed three consecutive games due to concussion symptoms before the team ultimately decided to end his season for good. In just six appearances throughout his 2016 campaign, Flowers managed 28 tackles, five passes defensed and one interception returned for a touchdown. Trovon Reed and Trevor Williams figure to see expanded roles with Flowers sidelined.
Flowers (concussion) will not play in Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Flowers hasn't practiced or played since suffering a concussion in Week 10. Look for Craig Mager and Trovon Reed to fill in for Flowers across from Casey Hayward once again.
|P3||8/26/17||@ LAR||8:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ SF||10:00 pm|
|1||9/11/17||@ DEN||10:20 pm|
|5||10/8/17||@ NYG||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ OAK||4:25 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/17||@ DAL||4:30 pm|
|15||12/16/17||@ KC||8:25 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|2008||Kansas City Chiefs||14||69||62.0||7||0||2||118||59.0||91||1||13|
|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|
|2012||Kansas City Chiefs||15||48||40.0||8||1||3||28||9.3||29||0||12|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||13||68||63.0||5||1||1||32||32.0||32||0||8|
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|2008||Kansas City Chiefs||14||0||0||1||0||2||37||2||0|
|2009||Kansas City Chiefs||15||0||0||2||0||2||0||2||0|
|2010||Kansas City Chiefs||15||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|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|
|2013||Kansas City Chiefs||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|