Flowers, Houston Released

Two veteran cornerbacks hit the free agent market on Friday. 

The Kansas City Chiefs released veteran cornerback Brandon Flowers, per the team’s official Twitter account.

Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports
Tim Fuller/USA TODAY Sports

Flowers, a 2008 second round draft pick, has spent the entirety of his professional career playing with KC. In 2013, he racked up 65 tackles, nine passes defended, one interception, and one sack.

The former Virginia Tech Hokie stands at 5’10”, 190 pounds and will almost certainly sign with a team before the season kicks off. At age 28, Flowers has a lot of gas left in the tank.

CB Chris Houston joined Flowers on the list of veteran free agent corners. The Detroit Lions terminated his contract, according to the team’s website.

Chris Houston underwent a significant medical procedure this spring. Both parties felt that the best course of action at this time is to release Chris and allow him to rehabilitate his injury away from the Club. […]

Houston struggled in 2013, and also suffered foot and toe injuries. The 5’10”, 185-pound Arkansas product tallied 38 tackles, ten passes defended, and two interceptions last season. Houston inked a five-year, $25 Million contract with the Lions in 2013. In 2007, the Atlanta Falcons selected Houston in the second round of the draft.

If Houston can overcome his injuries, he will be a cornerstone in his next team’s secondary. At the moment, Houston’s largest obstacle is his health.

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