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Drayton Florence

Drayton Florence - #29 - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 0"/ 193 lbs.
Birthday 12/19/1980
Birthplace Waycross, GA
College Tuskegee
Years played 11
Drafted 2003, 2nd round, 14th pick by Chargers

Panthers release CB Gamble

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 12:49 p.m. ET
The Panthers released CB Chris Gamble on Friday. Gamble is the franchise’s all-time leader in interceptions.

Carolina Panthers: 2013 team needs

Posted March 05, 2013 @ 11:27 a.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Carolina Panthers, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

Panthers cut DT Edwards

Posted March 01, 2013 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
The Panthers released DT Ron Edwards on Friday, the team confirmed.

Gettleman: Panthers could keep Williams, Stewart

Posted Feb. 21, 2013 @ 1:08 p.m. ET
Dave Gettleman spent his 62nd birthday doing something he never did: speak — on the record, anyway — to the media.

Panthers to begin renovation after 2013 season

Posted Feb. 12, 2013 @ 5:33 p.m. ET
The Panthers plan to begin renovations on its 16-year-old stadium immediately after the 2013 NFL season.

Panthers add DT Cole

Posted Feb. 08, 2013 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
The Panthers signed DT Colin Cole, the team announced Friday.

Ranking the NFL divisions for 2013

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 4:06 p.m. ET
PFW associate editor Kevin Fishbain takes an early stab at ranking the NFL's divisions for 2013, led by the NFC South.

Panthers promote Shula to offensive coordinator

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
The Panthers stayed in-house to replace Rob Chudzinski, promoting Mike Shula to offensive coordinator, according to Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer.

Panthers must tackle big defensive need inside

Posted Jan. 17, 2013 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
The Panthers have ignored the DT position high in the draft in recent years. That could change.

Kuechly wins PFW/PFWA Defensive Rookie of the Year

Posted Jan. 15, 2013 @ 11:51 a.m. ET
Panthers LB Luke Kuechly, the 2012 NFL leader in tackles, was voted PFW/PFWA's Defensive Rookie of the Year.

CB Munnerlyn hoping to stay with Panthers

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
Munnerlyn called the 2012 season one of the best of his four-year career, and he’s hoping to get a chance to build on it in a Panthers uniform next season.

Panthers name Gettleman general manager

Posted Jan. 09, 2013 @ 5:21 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced Wednesday that Dave Gettleman has been hired as general manager.

Panthers fire three assistants

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
Panthers LB coach Warren Belin, WR coach Fred Graves and RB coach John Settle will not return in 2013, the team announced Tuesday.

Panthers' GM search offers study in contrasts

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson will move into the next phase of his search for a new general manager next week.

Panthers will retain head coach Rivera

Posted Jan. 05, 2013 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
The Panthers have decided to retain head coach Ron Rivera, according to the Charlotte Observer.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Sept. 03, 2012
The Detroit Lions have signed cornerback Drayton Florence.||||||| The 31-year-old Florence has played nine seasons in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers, Jacksonville Jaguars and Buffalo Bills. He was released Friday by the Denver Broncos. Florence started all 16 games the past two seasons for the Bills. Lions coach Jim Schwartz says he can bring experience to Detroit's secondary.
Posted May 10, 2012
The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with Florence, who was released by the Buffalo Bills last week.||||||| Florence is a 10th-year pro whose release from the Bills was regarded as a mild surprise. He had 45 starts in 46 games during his three-year stint with Buffalo. But he was slated to make $4 million in base salary this season and the Bills took South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore and LSU cornerback Ron Brooks in the draft.
Posted Aug. 08, 2011
Buffalo Bills starting cornerback Drayton Florence has a sprained ankle that will keep him out of the team's preseason opener at Chicago next weekend.||||||| Coach Chan Gailey spoke after practice Sunday, saying Florence will miss up to a week. The defensive back was hurt a day earlier when he landed awkwardly while defending a receiver in the end zone. The eight-year NFL veteran was the Bills' most consistent cornerback last season. He re-signed with the team prior to training camp.
Posted Sept. 10, 2009
Florence practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day Thursday, though it's unlikely he'll be ready for Sunday's opener after missing three weeks with a knee injury.||||||| Florence is a reserve cornerback and has no fantasy value even when healthy.
Posted March 04, 2009
The Buffalo Bills agreed to terms with Florence late Tuesday night. Terms of the deal were not immediately available.||||||| The 28-year-old Florence will provide the secondary with some depth as he becomes the fifth cornerback on the team's roster. Buffalo will head into the 2009 season with Terrence McGee and 2008 first-round pick (11th overall) Leodis McKelvin as the starters, with Florence in the mix to occupy the nickel role. Florence was cut by Jacksonville last month after signing a lucrative six-year, $36 million deal - with about $12 million guaranteed - with the Jaguars in 2008.

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