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Bengals land Tre Flowers off waivers from Seahawks

The Bengals land a potential starting cornerback.

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NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle Seahawks Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals have landed cornerback Tre Flowers off of waivers from the Seattle Seahawks, the team announced Thursday.

Flowers, weighing in at 6-foot-3 and 203 pounds, is a fourth-year player out of Oklahoma State who was originally a fifth-round pick of the Seahawks in 2018. He played in 47 career games (40 starts) over four seasons in Seattle while recording 202 tackles, two sacks, three interceptions, 16 pass deflections, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

After starting in the first three games this season, Flowers did not log a defensive snaps over the last two games but did play 31 special teams snaps. After he was waived Wednesday, head coach Pete Carroll revealed that Flowers asked for his release recently.

Flowers currently has a PFF grade of 52.9, which is actually 10.3 points higher than Eli Apple’s 42.5 grade. So while Flowers may not be someone you want playing heavy snaps, it is possible he’ll be an upgrade over Apple, who has been a major liability within the Bengals defense thus far.

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