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Old 06-23-2015, 04:27 PM
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While the Chargers practiced this month, Brandon Flowers only spectated.

Flowers wasn’t sweating it, despite wearing a thick blue hoodie on a warm day.

“I’ll be ready to go in training camp," the cornerback said after spring camp ended June 17. “I’m fine, I’m fine.”

Flowers was similarly reassuring while dealing with a minor injury in early August, before he proceeded to give the Chargers a fine season. He would lead the team with three interceptions. Teammates praised his football know-how and toughness.

He joined the Chargers last June on a one-year deal, guaranteeing $3 million, following his release by the Chiefs.

The price went up this past spring. It took a $20.5 million guarantee to keep Flowers off the NFL's open market.

“I think universally he was one of one or two top corners available on the market this year," Chargers General Manager Telesco said, "and we were lucky enough to get him back.”

In the Telesco era, entering its third season, the guaranteed amount to Flowers trails only the recent deal to end Corey Liuget.

But it wasn't the most guaranteed money a cornerback commanded in March.

The Jets committed $39.5 million to Darrelle Revis, a four-time, first-team All-Pro. The Eagles landed Byron Maxwell with $25 million.

Where the Chargers signed Flowers, 29, a day before his agent could fully engage any other team, both Revis, 30, and Maxwell, 27, left their former teams.

Flowers gave a reason why GMs show proven corners the money.

NFL games are becoming like "7-on-7" passing drills, he said.

He's glad to have a marksman on his side, saying Philip Rivers was a lure to rejoining the Chargers.
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Old 12-29-2016, 06:27 PM
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Cornerback Brandon Flowers spoke Thursday of the balancing act he’s facing, between his love for football and his health in the wake of the two concussions he sustained this year that sidelined him for 10 games, including the final six.

“I love the game of football, so I would want play football until I’m 90 years old,” he said.

But the cornerback also restated his desire to have his mental faculties late in life for his daughter and her mother.

The concussions were the third and fourth of his three-year Chargers tenure.

“Health is the main thing over anything,” Flowers said. “As long as you can be healthy and do what you love to do, that’s a blessing.”

Flowers said his focus now is not career-related; rather, he’s solely trained on cheering the Chargers in the season final.

Flowers, 30, has two years left on a four-year, $36.40-million contract.
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Old 12-29-2016, 08:20 PM
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Flowers is very good when he's healthy. But he can't stay healthy for more than a few games at a time.

I don't think he'll be a Charger next year.
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Sadly, I agree. It looks to me like he has played his last play in the NFL following that knee to the head.
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Not exactly sure how many concussions he's had. Early in his career, before the concussion protocol, he was probably allowed to play while concussed. If he doesn't need the money, he should get out of football.
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Flowers not something the average joe would wish for to play for 90 years. With all the recent studies on concussions, do what's best for you and your family. Stop playing. I'm sure the Seau family can talk about their life experiences if you're considering the alternative.
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Cost to much on a injury jinxed team. Bye bye? What you think he will say. He wants to collect that check.
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