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Brandon Flowers reportedly contacted by 10 teams

When Brandon Flowers was sent packing by the Kansas City Chiefs on Friday, we figured the former Pro Bowl cornerback wouldn't be unemployed for long.

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Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun hinted as much Monday, revealing that Flowers has been contacted by 10 teams. Only the Baltimore Ravens, Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions were named in the report.

The majority of these clubs likely are doing little more than gathering intelligence, but NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport immediately named the Falcons as a potential suitor after Flowers was released.

With former Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli camped in Atlanta's front office, the team has monitored the cornerback's status dating back to when Flowers was dangled as trade bait before the draft.

The Lions certainly need secondary help after cutting Chris Houston, but the Vikings loom as a more puzzling landing spot: Mike Zimmer favors a heavy press-coverage scheme similar to the one Flowers struggled under in Kansas City last season.

Baltimore makes plenty of sense. They could use a third cover man to replace Corey Graham behind Lardarius Webb and Jimmy Smith. Flowers would amount to yet another cunning addition by general manager Ozzie Newsome, but the Ravens aren't the only team hovering.

Look for Flowers to land a new gig by week's end.

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