Chiefs release veteran cornerback Brandon Flowers

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The Kansas City Chiefs released veteran cornerback Brandon Flowers, the organization announced on Friday.

Flowers started 87 of the 88 games he appeared in for the Chiefs over the past six seasons. The move does come as somewhat of a surprise after having a pretty good 2013 season.

“We appreciate Brandon’s contributions to the team over the last six seasons,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said in a statement released by the franchise. “It’s in the best interest of the club and the player to part ways at this time. We wish him nothing but the best as he continues his career.”

With the Chiefs, Flowers recorded 17 interceptions, returning three for touchdowns. He also recorded 421 tackles (338 solo), two sacks, four forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries over the past six years.

Flowers was a second-round selection by Kansas City in the 2008 draft.

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