FA CB Flowers reportedly visiting Cards

Posted by Darren Urban on July 24, 2017 – 12:50 pm

It’s Monday, and Wednesday in NFL time is a long, long way away. But Adam Schefter reported that veteran free agent cornerback Brandon Flowers will be visiting the Cardinals, a potential and not unsurprising roster addition given where the Cards are opposite Patrick Peterson. Flowers is only 5-foot-9, 187 pounds, but he is a veteran (nine seasons, 21 career interceptions). He did only play in six games last season after suffering a concussion.

Justin Bethel is currently atop the depth chart for the Cardinals as the No. 2 cornerback. Brandon Williams is trying to be in the mix. If Flowers — who is also reportedly talking to the Patriots — were to sign, it wouldn’t be a given that he’d be the starter. But his arrival would certainly imply he’s got a good chance.

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8 Responses to “FA CB Flowers reportedly visiting Cards”

  1. By Big Ken on Jul 24, 2017 | Reply

    Why not? With several guys on the street, bring them in for an early look. We don’t have to marry them.

  2. By D on Jul 24, 2017 | Reply

    Pats looking for a slot cb, Keim looking for him to play outside..belichick not messing around..trying to field an Allstar team this year..

  3. By mitchaz on Jul 24, 2017 | Reply

    Flowers’ once-promising career has been slowed by a troubling history of concussions. Can the Cardinals afford to have both their starting CBs not tackle?

  4. By aschatte on Jul 24, 2017 | Reply

    @D – Belichick never messes around, Patriots got no time to mess around, they only want to win Championships and looks like they will probably have an All-Star team this season. But Flowers looks like a good option to have, better than presently what we have opposite of PP

  5. By Scott H on Jul 24, 2017 | Reply

    Not that I discount the Cardinals showing an interest in a player….I don’t need to see interest from another team to validate anything…..BUT….I guess if you want to get validation from anywhere, it might as well be the Patriots. They have an excellent track record of finding the right players to fill the roles they need filled. So, if Flowers is also drawing interest from them, then I think that says something.

    Then again, it ain’t like there is a myriad of good, veteran CB’s out there just waiting to get plucked off the vine…..we shall see.

    Um….is his visit here before or after his visit to the Patriots??

  6. By creditcard on Jul 24, 2017 | Reply

    My opinion Flowers is using the Cards to land with the Pats.

    I think with practice and games, Williams and Bethel is a better long-term answer — short term it very well might be Flowers.

  7. By chris on Jul 25, 2017 | Reply


    There was talk about live feeds to camp.I don’t see that happening, but could you do a daily running blog just informing the fan base on who got picks that day or who threw picks that day. If a guy has a great day blocking or just doing something to stand out. Stuff on rookies. Who is on which practice field. It would just be nice to get a feel for who is having a good camp by seeing which players names keep popping up in your daily comment section. I know you kind of give a break down on your pod cast, but guys like me that want as much information as possible and can’t come to practices will read the blog and listen to the pod cast. For example did anybody get a pick Monday? Who? Who is running first team on D-line. Who had the best day on O-line? Which field is Budda playing on right now? Less is not more when is comes to Cards information.

  8. By Darren Urban on Jul 25, 2017 | Reply

    Chris —

    RE: Practices

    I understand what you are saying. We are discussing logistics. There are issues about that constant monitoring.
    1) Kyle and I still are shooting pictures and occasionally have interviews during practice.
    2) There are things that are impossible to gauge. Realistically, no one can tell who had the “best day” on the offensive line. Heck, even coaches say they have to go back and grade the practice film. That’s a slippery slope.
    3) I hesitate to have sweeping judgments made on players (by fans) based on my look. We don’t know what they are doing in the classroom, understanding the playbook, the logistics of the roster makeup.

    All that said, we will try and do something on the blog. It might not be as detailed as you want, but we will come up with some observations. (Just FYI, there is only one “field” in training camp.)

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