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Brandon Flowers agrees to terms with Chargers

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After visiting the San Diego Chargers last week, cornerback Brandon Flowers agreed to terms with the team. 

The Pro Bowl cornerback reached a one-year contract Tuesday. 

Eric Williams from ESPN reported:

“According to ESPN NFL Insider Field Yates, Flowers will earn a $1.5 million base salary and a $1.5 million signing bonus for a total of $3 million in guaranteed compensation.” 

“Flowers also can earn up to $2 million more in incentives if he plays in 92.5 percent of the defensive snaps and the team reaches the AFC Championship Game, bringing the maximum total value of the contract to $5 million. If he plays at least 78.5 percent of the defensive snaps, he will earn at least $1 million.” 

Flowers addition to the team certainly fills a major need, adding depth and veteran experience to the secondary. 

Last year, the Chargers defense ranked 29th overall in passing yards allowed, giving up an average of 258 yards per game. Much of that was due to an inexperienced and young secondary with a weak pass rush. 

This year the secondary will most likely include: Shareece Wright and Richard Marshall (who ended last season as starters), first-round pick Jason Verrett, Steve Williams and fifth-year player Brandon Ghee. 

Other cornerbacks on the team also include: Crezdon Butler, Marcus Cromartie, Chris Davis, and Greg Ducre. 

During his six-year career with the Kansas City Chiefs, Flowers has 421 tackles, 91 pass breakups, 4 forced fumbles and 17 interceptions. He will get to face his former team twice this year.  

The Chargers waived cornerback Brandon Jones Wednesday in order to make room for Flowers. The team has a full 90-man roster. 

Photo by Kyle Rivas/Getty Images. 

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Laramee Bishop

Laramee Bishop is a sports journalist hailing from San Diego. She currently works as a producer and editor at NFL Network in Los Angeles. Her previous line of work includes: U-T San Diego, U-T TV, Quiksilver, and TransWorld Media.