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Bruce Arians: Brandon Flowers won't be last vet to get Cardinals tryout

Veteran cornerback Brandon Flowers has 22 interceptions in nine seasons with the Chiefs (six seasons) and Chargers (three). Photo by William Purnell/Icon Sportswire

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Cornerback Brandon Flowers might be the first veteran brought into training camp by the Arizona Cardinals for a physical and a workout, but he won't be the last, coach Bruce Arian said.

"You're going to see some guys come in here real fast to build this roster just in case," Arians said. "Either young guys haven't performed well enough and there are so many good veterans on the street, you want to have guys ready to go."

On Tuesday, Arians confirmed a report by ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter from Monday that Flowers, the former Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs cornerback, would be visiting Arizona. Arians said Flowers had a physical Tuesday morning and would take the field for his workout on Wednesday.

Arians wouldn't say if bringing in Flowers was a referendum on Justin Bethel and Brandon Williams, the two primary candidates to win the right cornerback job.

Even though Flowers has 22 interceptions (including the postseason), his durability has plagued him recently. He last played in all 16 games in 2011 with the Chiefs, and he's had at least four concussions in the past three seasons, according to reports.

"We played against him," Arians said, "so just hopefully he's healthy. He did have a concussion last year. so he'll get checked out very good in that department."