Today, veteran NFL cornerback #Brandon Flowers announced his retirement from the NFL via a post on his Instagram account. Meanwhile, #Branden Albert, who announced his retirement from the league a week ago, has changed his mind and wants to return to the #Jacksonville Jaguars.

Flowers announces retirement

In his retirement post, Brandon Flowers thanked the owners of both the Kansas City Chiefs and the now Los Angeles Chargers for allowing him to represent their teams. He also thanked his family, friends and of course the fans for supporting him throughout his career.

Last season, Flowers only played six games due to a concussion that eventually put him on injured reserve (IR).

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The year before that he missed five games due to a knee injury that landed him on IR. He also suffered a concussion that year and one in 2014 that caused him to miss a game. He recently tried out for the Arizona Cardinals, but the team signed Tramon Williams instead.

Flowers was a second-round pick in 2008 by the Chiefs out of Virgina Tech. He spent six seasons with the team, before signing with the rival Chargers in free agency and spending the last three years with them. Flowers played in 119 career games, starting 117 of them. He finished his career with 490 total tackles, 21 interceptions, three sacks, four forced fumbles, Five fumbles recoveries and four defensive touchdowns. He also made the Pro Bowl once in 2013.

Branden Albert changes his mind

Branden Albert has told the Jacksonville Jaguars that he wants to return to the team, only one week after he announced his retirement.

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The Jaguars are currently in Foxborough, having two days of joint practices with the New England Patriots. A team spokesperson said the Jaguars had no comment regarding the situation. However, a league source told ESPN that the team is unlikely to allow him to return.

The Jaguars got Albert this offseason in a trade with the Miami Dolphins, giving up a seventh round pick in 2018. Albert skipped the team's offseason conditioning programs and OTAs to try to get a new contract. He did show up for the team's mandatory mini-camp and the start of training camp. Albert was competing with rookie second-round pick Cam Robinson for the starting left tackle job.

The 32-year-old has not played a full season since 2011 when he was with the Chiefs. Over the past five seasons, the two-time Pro Bowler has missed a total of 20 games. At this point, it is unknown what may have caused Albert to change his mind on retirement.