After finishing 28th against the pass last season, the San Diego Chargers went out and quietly beefed up their secondary by drafting TC corner, Jason Verrett with the No. 25 pick in the first round.
Not content with that upgrade, the Chargers did some late shuffling last week and added corner Brandon Flowers from the Chiefs who was cut for cost-cutting reasons.
Flowers made the pro-bowl last season so the Chargers have vastly upgraded their secondary and thus have vastly upgraded the defense.
At 5-foot-9 and 187 pounds, the cat-quick Flowers fits well in Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano's system. Flowers can play on the perimeter or inside as a slot defender. Last season for the Chiefs, Flowers played mostly inside, finishing with 68 tackles, a sack and an interception.Flowers has 17 interceptions -- including three returned for touchdowns -- and 91 pass breakups in his six-year professional career. He joins a roster that currently has Richard Marshall and Shareece Wrightpenciled in as the team's starting cornerbacks.