Any thoughts of the Pittsburgh Steelers hopefully landing free agent Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers can be put to rest.
Last week it looked like the Steelers were on Flowers’ list of teams to visit, but that isn’t the case at all as according to Scott Brown of ESPN, Flowers has no plans to visit the Steelers.
Flowers would be a great addition to the Steelers secondary and Brown did confirm the Steelers interest. But even though he just left a visit with the San Diego Chargers without a contract, Flowers won’t be coming to Pittsburgh any time soon.
The 28-year old Flowers made the Pro Bowl last season after recording 68 tackles and a sack and intercepting a pass in 13 games. Flowers has started all six seasons he was in Kansas City and has 17 career interceptions.
In a cost cutting move, the Chiefs released Flowers last week after he did not prove to be a good fit in coach Andy Reid’s system.
While the move saved Kansas City $7.5 million, reports suggested Flowers was still looking for a pretty large contact.
The Steelers are $5.856 million under the salary cap, according to ESPN Stats & Information, after signing all of their draft picks. They will likely use that to target a veteran that gets released sometime before or after training camp.