Kansas City Chiefs No. 1 cornerback Brandon Flowers is one of the best in the business, and he forms a really nice triumvirate of DBs in Kansas City with offseason acquisitions Sean Smith and Dunta Robinson. Flowers is clearly the best and most consistent of the three, but he’s also dealing with knee issues. There were some questions as to whether or not he would be able to play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday Night Football, but he was able to play and ended up getting burned by DeSean Jackson in a subpar day. The knee issues, though, cropped up during the game, and Flowers had to leave in the fourth quarter.
According to ESPN NFL Nation’s Adam Teicher, Brandon Flowers is still suffering from the knee inflammation that had him listed questionable and taken off the field in the final quarter, and Teicher reports that Flowers did not practice today. He was a game-time decision last week, but the long week to rest means that we should fully expect Flowers to play against the New York Giants. It doesn’t get any easier for Flowers, though, because Hakeem Nicks is one heckuva tough matchup for even a star corner, especially one who is suffering from knee issues.
Chiefs head coach Andy Reid stated that Brandon Flowers is day-to-day, ”It’s a day-to-day thing. It’s just a matter of him getting through it. He’s trying. The kid is so stinking tough. We want to make sure it’s right and he can function out there at the speed he functions at. He plays that position where you’ve got to go. You’re going against guys that can really go.