Report: CB Florence to sign with Lions

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 1:59 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Multiple reports said that CB Drayton Florence, who was cut by the Broncos on Friday, will sign with the Lions on Sunday.

The Lions have been looking for a veteran corner to push rookie Bill Bentley for the starting job opposite Chris Houston. Florence, 31, started 45-of-46 games the past three seasons with the Bills before departing in free agency after signing a two-year, $4.5 million contract with the Broncos in May.

The 6-foot, 195-pound Florence is a nine-year NFL veteran with 96 career starts. He has 17 career interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns.