The Chargers have placed cornerback Brandon Flowers on injured reserve, bringing the total up to 18 players to go on IR this year. Also, adding Flowers to the IR puts the Chargers at over $38 million in cap space all allocated to players on injured reserve.
Flowers has been sidelined since sustaining a concussion in Week 10 against the Dolphins adding to an already bad concussion history. He finished with 28 combined tackles in 6 games this year, highlighted by an interception off Marcus Mariota that Flowers returned 33 yards for the touchdown in the Chargers Week 9 victory.
With Brandon Flowers out for the rest of the 2016 season, the Chargers have signed DT Kaleb Eulls to the active roster and have added DT Chuka Ndulue to the practice squad. Flowers has 2 years left on his current deal with the Chargers. The question now becomes whether the team keeps him on his current deal and pay him the $11M he’s owed in 2017 knowing the rash of head injuries he’s sustained or if they move on from Flowers this offseason and pay him $4M to make him a free agent.