Chargers sign Flowers to one-year deal

Flowers has 17 interceptions in 88 career games. Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The San Diego Chargers signed cornerback Brandon Flowers to a one-year contract on Tuesday. Flowers was released June 13 by the Kansas City Chiefs, for whom he played the first six years of his career.

Once considered the Chiefs’ top cornerback, Flowers did not play up to expectations in 2013, despite being named to the Pro Bowl. He was on the wrong end of some big plays, notably in the Chiefs’ playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts, during which he suffered a concussion.

Flowers, 28, recorded 68 tackles, seven passes defensed and one interception in 13 games for Kansas City last season. He started 87 of the 88 games he played for the Chiefs after they made him the 35th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.

The Chargers lack top talent at cornerback, and Flowers likely will earn a starting job as he seeks to re-establish his value ahead of free agency next offseason.