When the Ravens signed veteran cornerbacks Aaron Ross and Dominique Franks last week after successful minicamp tryouts for both, it was viewed as even more unlikely that they'd make a serious run at Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers who had surprisingly been released by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Looking to upgrade their cornerback depth, the Ravens had some conversations about adding Flowers, but ultimately others teams coveted the 28-year-old more. One of those teams, the San Diego Chargers, have agreed today to a one-year deal with Flowers, according to multiple reports.
It's unclear how much Flowers will make on the one-year deal but money wasn't necessarily viewed as the only impediment to the Ravens signing the veteran. Opportunity may have also played a role, at least from Flowers' perspective.
The Ravens already have veterans Lardarius Webb and Jimmy Smith entrenched as their starting corners, and were looking more to add depth and insurance at the position as both Chykie Brown and Asa Jackson are unproven options for the No.3 corner role.
The Chargers, meanwhile, were looking to add experience to their secondary and Flowers was a good fit.
In six seasons with the Chiefs, Flowers had 17 interceptions and 328 tackles in 88 games. However, he was cut by Kansas City after the completion of year three on a five-year, $50 million contract.
The Ravens will likely see Flowers this season as they will host the Chargers on Nov.30.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun