Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers posted a goodbye to Kansas City and Chiefs fans on Twitter Friday afternoon.
Just want to say thanks to the Hunt family for the 6years in Kansas City thanks to the fans and my teammates for some great years.
The Chiefs have released CB Brandon Flowers.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@KCChiefs) June 13, 2014
There has been speculation that Flowers could be on the outs in Kansas City for a few months now, so this doesn’t come as a complete surprise.
Flowers, 28, was be entering the four year of his six-year, $49.35 million contract that includes $22 million guaranteed. He had base salaries of $5.25 million, $6.25 million and $6.5 million coming his way over the remainder of the contract.
The Chiefs will save $7.5 million in cap space for the 2014 and 2015 seasons, according to Jason Fitzgerald.
Kansas City just recently demoted 2013 free agent acquisition CB Sean Smith to their second-team after was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving early Monday morning. The Chiefs also have Chris Owens, Sanders Commings, Marcus Cooper and rookie Phillip Gaines on their roster as well, so it will be an interesting situation to watch in training camp.
Flowers could draw interest from the Texans given that they have hired former Chiefs HC Romeo Crennel as their defensive coordinator and could probably use some help at the position.
Last year, Flowers appeared in 13 games and totaled 68 tackles, one sack, an interceptions and seven pass defenses for the Chiefs.