Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) returns a fumble for sixty four yards in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs Brandon Flowers still has knee issues


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.

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  • Richard Comstock

    To be totally honest I stopped reading when you said he got burnt by desan on a sub par day..Do you know what your watching? Do you know that he was the NFLs leading WR and B flowers shut him down almost all game long 1 on 1. He played amazing football even hurt vs one of the most dynamic playmakers in the NFL..he got bunt and he played sub par are both extremely inaccurate descriptions of what happened on Thursday..do you even have NFL network? This is a KC Chiefs site right?..COME ON MAN………

    • Logan Grace

      Arrowhead addict is a chiefs site, this is directly from nfl spin zone

      • Richard Comstock

        okay that makes me feel “a little” better…this is still a piss poor story either way…flowers played lights out all game. 3 catches for 62 yards and 2 of the catches were on drags against linebackers..he basically gave up one 35 yard completion down the sideline to a guy who has been TORCHING everyone in his path.

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      Hey, it’s cool to completely disagree with me on something, because it’s extremely difficult to cover all 32 teams and be right about everything. I meant subpar as in subpar for his standards, and I do think Flowers could have done a better job. But he was hurt, so one below-average performance whilst injured is 100% justifiable. If you think he played well, then maybe I do need to revisit things myself. I’m not always right, and I’ll never say that. I think my criticism of Flowers came off too harsh, and what I meant overall is that he wasn’t at his best (which is obvious in light of the injury, just wanted to kind of re-enforce that point).

      And yes, NFL Spin Zone is a general NFL site on the FanSided Network, whereas Arrowhead Addict is our Chiefs site (it truly is a gem of a site).

  • Blake Molina

    I think you meant to say Victor Cruz, he’s their clear No. 1 WR

    • http://www.musketfire.com/ Joe Soriano

      No, I really did mean Nicks, and it’s irrelevant of who the No. 1 guy is. Cruz plays in the slot in three-wide sets, and I figure Flowers is going to draw assignments on Nicks for most of the day. That is, unless if they kick Flowers inside to cover Cruz. Question, do the Chiefs do that a lot with Flowers, or do they just keep him on the outside? My guess is that they’ll just use him on Nicks.