On Friday afternoon, the Kansas City Chiefs elected to outright release Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers after attempting to peddle him around the NFL in trade possibilities. Shortly following that announcement, a report emerged that the Atlanta Falcons could have interest in acquiring his services.
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
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Falcons have been keyed in on Flowers previously, and this does make some sense. After all, it isn’t every day that a 28-year-old Pro Bowl cornerback hits the market at a potentially reasonable cost, and Atlanta doesn’t exactly have a defense brimming with breakout stars.
Still, if there is a position where the Falcons have young strength, it is at cornerback with Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford and even Robert McClain, and it is possible that Flowers could simply be out of the team’s price range. However, Arthur Blank has never been shy about opening the checkbook, and if this is a move that the front office likes, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see Flowers pursued in a significant way.
Hilariously, former Falcons cornerback Chris Houston was also released on Friday, so that could be a direction that the club shifts to if Flowers is out of the price range, but ideally, Atlanta will be “all in” on a talented player like Brandon Flowers.