The Kansas City Chiefs failed to trade cornerback Brandon Flowers this offseason and as a result he was released on Friday afternoon in a move that puts a veteran cornerback out on the market for the taking.
One team that was looking like they could trade for Flowers was the Atlanta Falcons and now that he has been cut, it’s looking like Atlanta could make a move to sign him in the near future.
While hardly reporting that the Falcons are indeed going after Flowers, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport noted that Atlanta is a team to watch in these hours following the release of Flowers.
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
Going to Atlanta seems to make a lot of sense for Flowers if for no reason other than he may not find work elsewhere. The bottom line is this isn’t a veteran’s league anymore as we’ve seen titans of the game pushed to the side and left unwanted in the past. Brian Urlacher and others are examples of this and while Flowers may think he has a lot left, the Falcons may be his best and only option moving forward.