KANSAS CITY, Mo. -

The Kansas City Chiefs have released cornerback Brandon Flowers. 

Regarded as a shutdown corner, the six-year veteran defensive back played in 88 games. His career numbers include 421 tackles (338 solo), 2.0 sacks, four forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. He has 17 interceptions returned for a total of 344 yards with three touchdowns and 97 passes defensed. Flowers has started two postseason games for the club tallying eight tackles (five solo) and one interception.

“We appreciate Brandon’s contributions to the team over the last six seasons,” Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey said. “It’s in the best interest of the club and the player to part ways at this time. We wish him nothing but the best as he continues his career.”

Flowers entered the NFL as a second-round draft pick in 2008. He played college football at Virginia Tech.