Chiefs cut long-time corner Brandon Flowers

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The Kansas City Chiefs have cut veteran corner Brandon Flowers.

Flowers, 28, found himself playing slot corner a season ago in the first year of Bob Sutton as Chiefs defensive coordinator. Despite a poor 2013 season Flowers found a way to earn a Pro Bowl selection but the Chiefs turned to trying to trade him earlier this offseason.

Unable to find any takers for Flowers contract the Chiefs have gone ahead and released him.

One scenario that could unfold is Flowers heading to Houston where he would be reunited with new defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel who previously headed up the Chiefs.

The Chiefs drafted Phillip Gaines in the third round. Flowers was set to make $5.5 million this year.

“We appreciate Brandon’s contributions to the team over the last six seasons,” Chiefs general manager John Dorsey said in a statement. “It’s in the best interest of the club and the player to part ways at this time. We wish him nothing but the best as he continues his career.”