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Brandon Flowers won't visit Steelers; Leaves Chargers without Contract

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The Pittsburgh Steelers could use more depth at cornerback, so it came as no surprise they were interested in Brandon Flowers after the Chiefs cut him.

The interest is not mutual apparently, according to ESPN's Scott Brown.

Flowers has no plans to visit the Steelers, according to a source, despite the latter’s reported interest in him. Flowers met with the Chargers earlier this week but the two sides did not agree to a deal before the end of his visit.

The Steelers are keeping their options open as far as adding to veteran players to their roster.

"I’m not opposed to anything that will increase our chances of winning. We’re open to all possibilities," coach Mike Tomlin said at the conclusion of offseason practices.

For now, Cortez Allen and Ike Taylor are the projected starting corners for Pitt with William Gay, Brice McCain and fifth-round pick Shaquille Richardson behind them.

As for Flowers, he just wrapped up a visit with the Chargers, who reportedly didn't offer him a contract. The Lions, Vikings and Ravens are three teams expected to pursue Flowers now.

Of the above teams mentioned, the Vikings are in the best shape cap-wise with $7 million in cap space.