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Two former Chiefs participate in “broadcast boot camp”

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Matt Cassel and Brandon Flowers spent four days learning about sports broadcating.

Former Kansas City Chiefs Matt Cassel and Brandon Flowers were two of 33 players who participated in the NFL’s player engagement broadcast boot camp last week at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

The league says more than 300 players have taken part in the boot camp and more than 35 percent have earned broadcasting jobs as a result of their participation.

Cassel joined NFL Network’s Good Morning Football to discuss his decision to participate.

“At this point in my career, after year 14, I’m a free agent, and you have to start looking at what the next phase of life is,” he said. “I thought this would be a great opportunity for me to go learn about the industry. You’ve been involved in the aspects of media throughout your career, however, to really understand what it takes, this broadcasting boot camp has been amazing and educational and fantastic in every way.”

Flowers was drafted by the Chiefs in 2008 and spent five seasons with the team, while Cassel signed with the Chiefs as a free agent in 2009 and spent four seasons with the club.

Below is a full list of NFL players who participated in this year’s program:

Broadcast boot camp attendees

  • Anthony Armstrong, WR, NFL Legend - Washington Redskins, Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys
  • Joique Bell, RB, NFL Free Agent - Indianapolis Colts, Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears
  • Arrelious Benn, WR, NFL Free Agent - Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Earl Bennett, WR, NFL Legend - Chicago Bears
  • Darius Butler, S, NFL Free Agent - New England Patriots, Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts
  • Jason Cabinda, LB, - Oakland Raiders
  • Nolan Carroll, CB, NFL Free Agent - Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys​
  • Matt Cassel, QB, NFL Free Agent - New England Patriots, Kansas City Chiefs, Minnesota Vikings, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans, Detroit Lions
  • Michael Coe, DB, NFL Legend - Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins
  • Vernon Davis, TE - Washington Redskins​
  • Marlon Favorite, DT, NFL Legend - Spent time with various NFL practice squads
  • Brandon Flowers, CB, NFL Legend - Kansas City Chiefs, San Diego Chargers
  • Andre Fluellen, DT, NFL Legend - Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins
  • Orlando Franklin, T, NFL Legend - Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins
  • Malik Golden, S, NFL Free Agent - Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Tori Gurley, WR, NFL Free Agent - Cleveland Browns
  • Nate Hughes, WR, NFL Legend - Jacksonville Jaguars
  • George Iloka, S, Dallas Cowboys
  • Corey Ivy, DB, NFL Legend - Tampa Bay Buccaneers, St. Louis Rams, Baltimore Ravens, Pittsburgh Steelers
  • George Johnson, DE, NFL Free Agent - Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints
  • Michael Mauti, LB, NFL Free Agent - Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints
  • Matt McGloin, QB, NFL Free Agent - Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans
  • Michael McMahon, QB, NFL Legend - Detroit Lions, Philadelphia Eagles
  • Mike Mitchell, S, NFL Free Agent - Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers, Pittsburgh Steelers, Indianapolis Colts
  • Ryan Mundy, S, NFL Legend - Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Giants, Chicago Bears
  • Louis Murphy, WR, NFL Free Agent - Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers, New York Giants, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, San Francisco 49ers
  • Jerraud Powers, DB, NFL Legend - Indianapolis Colts, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens
  • Carlos Rosado, WR, NFL Legend - NFL Europe, New York Jets
  • Mark Sanchez, QB, NFL Free Agent - New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, Washington Redskins
  • Alton “Keith” Smith, LB/FB - Oakland Raiders
  • Clifton Smith, LB, NFL Legend - Washington Redskins, Cleveland Browns
  • Torrey Smith, WR, Carolina Panthers - Seattle Seahawks
  • Kristjan Sokoli, DT, NFL Free Agent - Seattle Seahawks
  • Adam Terry, T, NFL Legend - Baltimore Ravens, San Diego Chargers
  • Scott Tolzien, QB, NFL Legend - San Francisco 49ers, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts
  • Shane Vereen, RB, NFL Free Agent - New England Patriots, New York Giants
  • Sean Weatherspoon, LB, NFL Free Agent - Atlanta Falcons, Arizona Cardinals
  • George Wrighster, TE, NFL Legend - Jacksonville Jaguars