[Topeka Capital-Journal] The Chiefs locked up another one of their better young players Friday when they agreed to a multiyear contract with cornerback Brandon Flowers. The deal is worth $50 million over five years, including $22 million guaranteed, according to a report from the NFL Network.
The move continues a pattern the Chiefs began last year of extending some of their players while they are in the final year of their contracts. Last year, the Chiefs signed linebacker Derrick Johnson and running back Jamaal Charles during the season.
They also re-signed linebacker Tamba Hali during training camp this year.
Most of the Chiefs’ young nucleus is signed at least through the 2012 season except wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and cornerback Brandon Carr. Both of their contracts expire at the end of this season.
Flowers, 25, was the Chiefs’ second-round draft pick in 2008 and became an immediate starter. He began to establish himself as one of the league’s better cornerbacks last season.