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Flowers (undisclosed) practice Saturday for the first time since July 30, Tom Krasovic of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

A reason for the absence was never revealed, but Flowers missed five practices and Thursday's preseason opener against the Cowboys, which is significant for his prospects in the Chargers' secondary. In his only other stop in the league, he picked off 17 passes in 88 games with the Chiefs, while also racking up at least 59 tackles in five of six seasons. As a result, expect him to work out a starting job at cornerback.

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Flowers, who has missed the Chargers' past five practices, is not expected to play in Thursday's preseason opener, U-T San Diego reports.

Flowers has said whatever ailment he's currently dealing with isn't serious, but he still hasn't practiced for the better part of a week. While Flowers is still projected to see significant playing time, and perhaps start at cornerback, he'll need to first familiarize himself with his new team's scheme, making preseason work of value. The former Pro-Bowler posted 68 tackles and one interception for the AFC West rival Chiefs last season.

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Chargers agreed to terms with CB Brandon Flowers on a one-year contract.

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According to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora, it "sounds like" free agent CB Brandon Flowers will sign with a team by midweek.

La Canfora confirms Flowers has "plenty of suitors." He's still a starting-caliber corner in an off-coverage scheme, and just turned 28 in February. It will be interesting to see whether Flowers pursues longer-term offers, or if he's willing to "bet" on himself for one year, and re-test the market in 2015.

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Free agent CB Brandon Flowers left his Chargers visit without a contract.

It could be a matter of the Bolts simply waiting for Flowers' price to come down. Flowers hasn't scheduled any other visits, but has been connected to the Steelers, Patriots and Lions. He shouldn't remain out of work long.

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A source tells the Star-Tribune that free agent CB Brandon Flowers will not be visiting the Vikings.

The Vikings made a call on Flowers earlier this week, but it doesn't look like there's a deal to be made here. It's probably for the best anyway. Flowers is not a fit in the press scheme Mike Zimmer likes to run.

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CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports the Steelers are also "monitoring" free agent CB Brandon Flowers "closely."

Flowers is a hot commodity. He'll spend the next two days in San Diego visiting the Chargers, but is also on the Patriots', Ravens', Falcons', and Vikings' radars. In Pittsburgh, Cortez Allen is the top corner with Ike Taylor currently penciled in on the opposite side. Taylor showed his age and was torched last season. Flowers would be a significant upgrade.

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The Baltimore Sun reports the Patriots are also interested in free agent CB Brandon Flowers.

They join the Chargers, Ravens, Falcons, and Vikings as teams with known interest in the 28-year-old. The Patriots have one of the deepest cornerback groupings on paper, but Brandon Browner will be suspended to start the year, Alfonzo Dennard is coming off shoulder surgery and is an off-field distraction at times, and Darrelle Revis is two years removed from a torn ACL. Flowers would be a luxury addition and is likely commanding significant money.

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Chargers are hosting free agent CB Brandon Flowers for a visit on Wednesday.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the Falcons are not interested in free agent CB Brandon Flowers "at the present time."

Flowers was linked to the Falcons on Monday after he was released by the Chiefs on Friday. The Falcons are going to see what they have in impressive second-year CBs Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford. Free-agent additions Javier Arenas and Josh Wilson are competing with Robert McClain for nickel duties.