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Oakland Raiders could be targeting cornerback Brandon Flowers

Brandon Flowers #24 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates their victory during NFL game action against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on November 3, 2013 in Orchard Park, New York.
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Rumor has it that the Oakland Raiders could be targeting Brandon Flowers to add to their cornerback collection. The Raiders have been trying to bolster up their cornerback team this offseason, among others, and the addition of Flowers would not be a bad one.

It was reported on Monday morning that cornerback Brandon Flowers was released by the Kansas City Chiefs to relieve some salary cap room. Flowers was actually a Pro Bowler in 2013. However, the Chiefs still let him go after not being able to find a trade partner for the cornerback.

The move was considered to be a good financial move by the Chiefs by cutting Flowers from the team. As reported, one of the main reasons the Chiefs made the move was to save money to keep quarterback Alex Smith.

Despite the rumors that Oakland might shoot for Brandon Flowers, it has been reported that the Minnesota Vikings have already contacted the cornerback. That would make sense for the Vikings since they were 31st defending against the passing game last season.

As for the Oakland Raiders, Brandon Flowers would be a nice asset to the cornerback outfit. Many skeptics are saying the Denarius Moore needs to be cut by the Raiders or use him as a trade, since Moore tends to be inconsistent. Plus, the Raiders have plenty of receivers already in the squad which include James Jones, Rod Streater, Andre Holmes, and Greg Little, so Moore could be spared.

With all the cornerback firepower the Raiders have, it might be a bit crazy to give up a lot of money for another one or to make a weird trade. However, if the trade feels right or if paying Brandon Flowers the right amount of money to wear the Silver and Black, then it is all good.

Then again, if all the cornerbacks get along and do not act like divas, having two sets of excellent backs playing on a rotation would be pretty awesome. Then again, who knows!

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