The San Diego Chargers made a minor roster move Thursday afternoon, but it may have been just a precursor to a much bigger move to come.
The Chargers announced via their website that they have waived safety Brandon Taylor. The 2012 third round pick was inactive for all 16 regular season games in 2013 after playing four games as a rookie.
This leaves a spot open on the Chargers roster for a defensive back. It just so happens that San Diego recently visited with a DB who not long ago was cut by his team.
The Chargers on Wednesday reportedly visited with former Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers.
Head coach Mike McCoy refused to confirm the visit but he did say this per ESPN:
[General manager Tom Telesco] Tom and I are always looking to improve the football team, but we’re not going to comment on who’s coming, who’s going or things like that.
Who’s going is Brandon Taylor, and who might be coming is Brandon Flowers.
The 28-year-old Flowers was cut recently by Kansas City despite making his first Pro Bowl in 2013. Money may have been the primary motivation for the move but we can’t overlook Flowers’ sagging production and bad fit in Kansas City’s press-coverage-heavy scheme.
The Chargers could certainly use the help at cornerback after fielding one of the worst passing defenses in the league in 2013. Flowers would enter competition at CB with Shareece Wright, Richard Marshall and Steve Williams.