In a move that could signal the potential signing of Brandon Flowers, the San Diego Chargers cleared a roster spot to add the veteran cornerback to the 90-man roster by waiving safety Brandon Taylor on Thursday, the team announced.
A third-round pick by the Chargers in 2012, Taylor was still working his way back from an anterior cruciate ligament tear in his right knee, suffered at the end of his rookie season in December 2012.
Although he was included on the active roster in 2013, Taylor was inactive for all 16 regular-season games and both playoff contests last season.
Eric Weddle and Marcus Gilchrist are San Diego’s projected starters at the safety positions heading into training camp, with Jahleel Addae and Darrell Stuckey working with the second unit during offseason workouts.
“We’d like to thank Brandon for his work and contributions to the Chargers the last three years, and wish him the best as he continues his career,” Chargers general manager Tom Telesco said in a prepared statement released by the team.
Flowers met with the Chargers on Wednesday, but no deal has been announced between the Virginia Tech product and the team.