After an offseason centered around bolstering their defensive unit, specifically the secondary, the New England Patriots are reportedly “in the mix” to add another big name player.
Flowers is also drawing interest from the San Diego Charges, Baltimore Ravens, Atlanta Falcons, and Minnesota Vikings.
While Flowers did meet with the Chargers Wednesday, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports the Patriots are currently showing a “little interest” in the Pro Bowl defender.
The Patriots have shown “a little interest” in Brandon Flowers, per source. Chiefs cut Flowers on Friday mostly for cap reasons.
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) June 18, 2014
The Chiefs had inked Flowers to a mega-contract worth $50 million over five seasons just three years ago. It’s believed Flowers was shown the door due to financial conern on behalf of the team.
It remains to be seen whether New England makes an offer to Flowers, though it will come as major surprise with all things considering. The team inked Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner to hefty deals this past winter.
Adding Flowers to the mix would give the Patriots a secondary comparable to that of the Seattle Seahawks. Given their young talent in Logan Ryan and Alfonzo Dennard, additionally trotting out a top three consisting of Revis, Browner and Flowers would be lethal.