- Paul Kuharsky, ESPN Staff Writer
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A six-year starter, Flowers is a good player with a good resume. He made the Pro Bowl last season, even though it could be argued it was his worst year so far in the league.
The Kansas City Chiefs let him go Friday for a reason and it wasn't based exclusively on finances.
ESPN Chiefs reporter Adam Teicher wrote "new general manager John Dorsey favors bigger cornerbacks and the 5-foot-9 Flowers struggled in the Chiefs' new defensive system, which often called for Flowers to cover bigger and more physical receivers."
I asked ESPN.com's resident scout Matt Williamson about Flowers and how he might fit in Tennessee.
"He is still pretty young and has certainly had some Pro Bowl level seasons in the NFL, but he really had a tough time last year, especially when KC's pass rush came back to Earth as the season progressed. He was also asked to play a lot of man coverage last year with Bob Sutton as DC, and that didn't go well."
The Titans intend to play more man, so that doesn't make it sound like Flowers would be a fit.
If they feel he could excel in their man coverage and decide he's too good to pass up, I'd be on board. But I've long agreed with their assessment that they should be fine with Jason McCourty, Blidi Wreh-Wilson and Coty Sensabaugh as their top three. If they added Flowers it would be because they see a combination of talent and value.
I suspect someone else will feel more of a need and court him more aggressively.