Chiefs reportedly cut Brandon Flowers to free up cap room for Alex Smith

According to NFL.com,  one of the reasons the Chiefs cut cornerback brandon Flowers was to free up some cap room in order to sign quarterback Alex Smith to a long-term extension.

Smith’s hanging contract situation is one of the reasons that the Chiefs cut Brandon Flowers last week. (Flowers signed with San Diego on Tuesday.) The Chiefs need extra salary-cap space to extend veterans like Smith who they value more.