On Thursday at Kansas City Chiefs OTAs, I saw GM John Dorsey walk onto the field and talk to Andy Reid for a couple of minutes. I wondered at the time what they were talking about.
After practice was over and the media talked to Andy Reid, the Chiefs announced that Brandon Flowers has been cut.
Because of the timing, we have yet to hear from Reid on his thoughts of Flowers release. The Chiefs head coach joined Soren Petro on 810 WHB's The Program on Monday morning and of course was asked about the decision to release Flowers.
When asked about cutting Flowers, Reid said it was "more of just the fit", which is interesting. Flowers is one of the smallest cornerbacks on the Chiefs roster, something we've noticed, so the "fit" conversation has been one that we've had before.
Reid had more to say about Flowers. Here are some quotes from his time on The Program:
Why cut Flowers?
"It wasn't so much that he wasn't at OTAs. That wasn't really a factor there. It was more of just the fit and so we thought this was a time it was best for Brandon where he can hook on with another team and move in a different direction.
Was the money a factor?
"That's part of it. There are a lot of factors that go into this but that's one of them."
When did they decide to do this?
"There are certain things you can put out there publicly and there are others things you have to keep in house here. I can tell you it was not a shock. We tried to keep things as calculated as we possibly can in a crazy business with a lot of variables. This one here was something that we had worked through and talked through as an organization. It was best for what we're trying to get done here. At the same time, giving Brandon an opportunity to hook on with another ball club."
The depth at cornerback
"I kind of like the guys we've got. We've got some young guys to add in with the Sean Smiths that we have. I think it's a positive situation between [Marcus] Cooper and [Ron] Parker, those are two players that can play and have played for us. Now we expect them to step in and play a little bit more. We're excited about that. These are guys that will get up and challenge you and have a certain attitude that we really appreciate here."