Thursday, June 19, 2014
Source: Flowers not likely to visit Vikings
By Ben Goessling
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Cornerback Brandon Flowers, in whom the Minnesota Vikings had expressed interest after the Kansas City Chiefs released him last week, doesn't have plans to visit the team, according to a league source.
Flowers took his first free-agent visit to San Diego on Wednesday and was expected to make several visits before signing with a team. But at this point, it appears the Vikings aren't among the contenders for the Pro Bowl cornerback.
The Vikings checked in with Flowers' representatives after he was released, but it's hard to tell whether their interest in him has gotten past the point of due diligence. Flowers struggled in Kansas City's defense as the Chiefs emphasized more press coverage last season and chafed at being moved to slot cornerback. He wouldn't have to do that in Minnesota, with Captain Munnerlyn already on the roster, but the Vikings might not have seen Flowers as an ideal fit for their scheme.
For now, they'll try to fix their secondary with the cornerbacks on their roster; Munnerlyn and Xavier Rhodes figure to be the starters in the Vikings' base defense, and Josh Robinson received snaps with the Vikings' first-team nickel package Wednesday, as Munnerlyn slid inside to play the slot at the team's mandatory minicamp.