Chargers pick Flowers to spruce up secondary

Good Morning, Broncos fans! Just a few days ago, Chargers GM Tom Telesco tried to laugh off suggestions that he'd authored too quiet of an offseason.

In typical haughty fashion, Greg Bedard was all too happy to play along, suggesting that San Diego, despite its brutal pass defense, was a threat to Denver in the AFCW.

But Telesco's bravado turned out to be just talk, as he made a big move to shore up that secondary on Tuesday, by agreeing to terms with former Chiefs corner Brandon Flowers.

KC had cut Flowers two weeks ago in a cap-related move, after his worst season (but first Pro Bowl appearance).

San Diego reportedly gave the seventh-year corner a one-year prove-it deal, with $3M in guarantees and an outside shot at $2M in incentives.

Flowers had met with San Francisco last Friday.

Tom Telesco and Eric Edholm discuss the signing.


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Cecil Lammey provides yet another overview of Denver's roster.


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Dan Pompei discusses Minnesota's offseason.

Matt Bowen expects Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David (who went just one pick after Osweiler in 2012) to thrive under the guidance of Lovie Smith.


CBS wisely hired former ref Mike Carey to play the role Mike Pereira does for FOX.

The Shutdown Corner guys rightly declare that Jim Nantz and Chucky are vastly overrated as broadcasters.

They won't have NFL content, but 120 Sports launches today with two-minute mobile-friendly video content.

Doug is IAOFM’s resident newsman and spelling czar. Follow him on Twitter @IAOFM

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