When Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season opened, Tre Flowers was in the starting lineup at outside cornerback for the Seattle Seahawks. However, it did not take long for Flowers to make his way first to the bench in the Week 4 win over the San Francisco 49ers and then onto the waiver wire following the Week 5 loss to the division rival Los Angeles Rams.
Having been officially waived by the Seahawks on Wednesday, the 31 other teams around the league were able to put in claims on his services for the remainder of this season, and by Thursday afternoon what his future holds in store had become known.
Roster Update: We've acquired CB Tre Flowers on waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) October 14, 2021
Flowers was never able to achieve the expectations that fans in Seattle had set for him, and calling out his coaches in the wake of poor play likely accelerated the arrival of his departure. He is now set to play out the remainder of this season on the final year of his rookie deal, with the Cincinnati Bengals responsible for the final $1.576M of his $2.183M base salary.