The Detroit Lions didn’t use a high draft pick on a cornerback last month, and they find themselves even thinner at the position after releasing Chris Houston last week. In a coincidental matter of timing, the Kansas City Chiefs decided to part ways with Brandon Flowers the same day.
Despite some initial questions over Flowers’ potential fit with what the Lions are going to do defensively, they were among a list of ten teams that reportedly reached out to Flowers.
While that represents almost a third of the league, the Lions speculation is heating up thanks to Jason La Canfora:
The Lions are seriously considering making a run at free agent corner Brandon Flowers
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) June 16, 2014
Gregg Rosenthal named the Atlanta Falcons the early favorites to land Flowers in a piece for NFL.com over the weekend. However, he had the Lions fourth on his list of the top seven landing spots calling Flowers a “massive upgrade” over Chris Houston. Flowers finished near the bottom of the cornerback rankings by Pro Football Focus, checking in just slightly ahead of Darius Slay and Houston.
Questions about Flowers’ fit and how the Lions would maneuver a potential signing with their salary cap situation need to be addressed, but this appears to be a connection worth monitoring.