There were some rumblings (or wild speculation) Atlanta might take a shot at trading for Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers. Thomas Dimitroff instead holds onto his future draft picks after the Chiefs cut the veteran defensive back on Friday.
After discussing a possible trade of CB Brandon Flowers, the @KCChiefs announce they’ve released him. He was due $5.25M in 2014.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 13, 2014
The 5-foot-9, 187-pound cornerback was handed a $50 million contract by our very own Scott Pioli. Flowers, only 28 years old, has one Pro Bowl under his belt and plenty of quality coverage skills he can bring to other teams, but was a mismatch with the more press-heavy scheme in Kansas City while suffering through a few nagging injuries.
The Falcons should be interested in adding Flowers. Pioli has helped snag former Chiefs Jon Asamoah and Tyson Jackson on the first day of free agency. The Falcons also have a need for a good veteran cornerback to help the young Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford. Adding Flowers should push Robert McClain down the depth chart a bit and give him more time to develop.
Yes, I am calling it now. The Falcons will take a shot at signing Flowers.
Oh, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network said it might happen, too. Whoever that is.
Team to watch for Brandon Flowers: The #Falcons. They have been monitoring the situation & preparing in case Flowers was cut. Today he was— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 13, 2014
Flowers, Trufant, Alford, William Moore and non-Thomas DeCoud would be a pretty solid and young secondary. Flowers would probably man the outside across from Trufant, with Alford playing nickel and McClain at dime. Atlanta would still be stuck with some holes on the team but should trot out a much improved team in 2014. We are basically one Todd Haley away from being the 2010 Chiefs.
Do you want Flowers starting in Atlanta?