Free agent cornerback Brandon Flowers will likely make a decision on his next team within the next three to five days, according to Darren Wolfson of ESPN 1500 Twin Cities (via Twitter). Flowers has been on the market since being cut by the Chiefs last Friday, and has reportedly received inquiries from at least 10 clubs.
Plenty of potential suitors have been linked to Flowers in recent days as rumors swirl about the Pro Bowler’s next destination, but many reports have downplayed teams’ interest. Yesterday, we heard that the Falcons and Redskins, previously believed to be among the possible favorites, aren’t in serious pursuit, while the Jets have yet to inquire. On Monday, the 49ers and Titans were all but ruled out as landing spots. And in Wolfson’s latest tweet, he notes that the Vikings appear to be a long shot.
One team whose interest hasn’t been significantly downplayed is the Lions, who were said on Monday to be “seriously considering” a run at Flowers. While that doesn’t necessarily make Detroit the frontrunner, it suggests the club remains in play. I expect they’ll have competition from a handful of other teams, but so far it seems that any other clubs making a serious effort to land Flowers have kept their intentions mostly concealed.