It's time to size up cornerback shuffle

Mailbag: Flowers' change of address will make Chiefs bigger and Chargers better

Updated: July 3, 2014, 8:25 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The Kansas City Chiefs' release of Brandon Flowers illustrates the changing philosophy at the cornerback position.

Copying the Seattle Seahawks -- who won a Super Bowl going with tall, man-to-man cornerbacks and letting them operate behind a great pass rush -- the Chiefs want corners who are 6-foot or taller. Flowers is 5-foot-9. Even though he is coming off a Pro Bowl season, Flowers became expendable because of his $9.75 million salary and not being at the Chiefs' new height mandate.

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