The San Diego Chargers and former Pro Bowl cornerback Brandon Flowers agreed to a one-year deal on Tuesday, the team announced.

Flowers was released by the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this month and had been coveted by several teams.

The 5-9, 187-pound Virginia Tech product was a casualty of Kansas City's salary cap. Flowers was released by the Chiefs because his 2014 salary would have resulted in a $10.5 million cap hit. Kansas City had signed him to a five-year, $50 million contract with $22 million guaranteed in 2011.

The 28-year-old Flowers, who was selected in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Chiefs, is expected to bolster the Chargers' secondary depth. He also will have an opportunity to prove this season that he is deserving of another long-term deal.

In six seasons with the Chiefs, Flowers recorded 421 tackles and 17 interceptions.