Report: Chargers releasing CB Brandon Flowers

By Jesse Reed

The Los Angeles Chargers are busy heading into free agency. One of the moves they are making is letting cornerback Brandon Flowers go, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

This move comes just minutes after reports that both offensive tackle D.J. Fluker and receiver Stevie Johnson are being released to clear well over $12 million in cap space (more on that here).

Flowers was a big free agent acquisition by the Chargers just two offseasons ago when they signed him to a four-year, $36.4 million deal. He’s still owed $6 million the next two seasons, though the Chargers will save $7 million in cap space this season by releasing him.

In two seasons with the franchise, Flowers played in just 17 games, starting 16. He has been hit by the injury bug and didn’t play particularly well when he was healthy. Though his career likely isn’t over at the age of 31, it’s unlikely Flowers will see another big payday, especially given the incredible amount of defensive back talent about to hit the NFL in the upcoming draft.