Chiefs Release CB Flowers

Published 06/13 2014 10:53PM

Updated 06/14 2014 03:31PM

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) Brandon Flowers' six-year run in Kansas City ended on Friday. The Chiefs released the 28-year-old cornerback in a move that frees up $7.5 million of cap space.  

Flowers did not show up to a single day of OTAs following his first pro bowl season.

It's a blow to the secondary with Flowers being the best cornerback the Chiefs had to offer. The unit also lost safety Kendrick Lewis to the Texans in March. The move leaves Sean Smith and newcomer Chris Owens as the most experience players at the position. Marcus Cooper played significant snaps in his rookie season, while Sanders Comming missed all of the 2013 campaign due to injury.

Flowers turned in 17 interceptions and three touchdowns since being selected by the Chiefs in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

The cash saved from his released could be put towards and extension for quarterback Alex Smith or linebacker Justin Houston.

The team wrapped up volunatry activities on Friday and will start  mandatory minicamp on Tuesday.

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