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Brandon Flowers agrees to deal with Chargers

Cornerback Brandon Flowers is headed to San Diego, not Detroit.

Stephen Dunn

If the Detroit Lions want to add extra help at cornerback, they will have to look at someone other than Brandon Flowers. I say that because Flowers has agreed to a one-year deal with the San Diego Chargers, according to multiple reports.

When the Kansas City Chiefs released Flowers earlier this month, he quickly drew interest from numerous teams. At least 10 teams reportedly "reached out" to him, including the Lions. It never sounded like the Lions were actively pursuing Flowers, but at the very least, he was viewed as a possible upgrade for their secondary.

With Flowers staying in the AFC West by joining the Chargers, the Lions will likely stand pat at cornerback going into training camp. It's possible that they could add someone like Terrell Thomas, who worked out for them last month, but this could be a situation where it's best to wait and see what happens in training camp before making any additional moves. That's what they did last year before ultimately adding Rashean Mathis.

For now, the Lions are set to go into training camp with Mathis and Darius Slay starting at cornerback. Bill Bentley will likely continue to be the Lions' nickelback, and Chris Greenwood, Jonte Green, Cassius Vaughn, Nevin Lawson, Aaron Hester and Mohammed Seisay will compete for the backup spots.

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