Flowers will continue to bloom in K.C.

September, 16, 2011
9/16/11
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A bad week is ending on a good note for the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Kansas City Star is reporting that the Chiefs -- who were blasted, 41-7, at home by Buffalo in Week 1 -- have given a contract extension to cornerback Brandon Flowers. He is considered one of the better young cornerbacks in the NFL. He was a second-round pick in 2008 and was in the final year of his contract.

The Flowers’ extension continues strong work by general manager Scott Pioli. He believes in securing his better young talent. In the two-plus years since he has taken over in Kansas City, Pioli has done an excellent job of re-signing top talent such as running back Jamaal Charles.

Flowers is a cornerstone player for a young defense. Keeping him was essential.

Don’t be surprised if the Chiefs now turn their attention to receiver Dwayne Bowe and cornerback Brandon Carr. Both players are soon to be free agents. Knowing the way Pioli operates, I can see him jumping on these two players soon.

Bill Williamson | email

ESPN San Francisco 49ers reporter

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