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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-Browns prediction

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
PFW's Mike Wilkening sees the Browns holding off a Panthers club capable of pulling off an upset. 

Panthers like Pike; he's just not ready

Posted Nov. 28, 2010 @ 1:30 a.m. ET
Don't make too much of the fact that Carolina chose to start recent signee Brian St. Pierre at quarterback in Week 11. They like rookie QB Tony Pike, but they don't think he's ready to start, according ...

Panthers rule three out for Sunday

Posted Nov. 27, 2010 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
The Panthers have ruled out OG Travelle Wharton and safeties Jordan Pugh and Marcus Hudson for Sunday's game against the Browns. The three did not travel to Cleveland on Saturday.

Three-and-out with Panthers radio color commentator Jim Szoke

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
PFW recently caught up with Panthers radio color commentator and (Charlotte, N.C.) WBT-AM sports director Jim Szoke for his take on several issues, including the progress of QB Jimmy Clausen, the future of RB DeAngelo Williams and the seemingly ...

Martin, Godfrey provide stability at safety for Panthers

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
The Panthers will have holes to fill this offseason, but one of the spots that is not crying out for significant changes is safety.

Delhomme to start for Browns vs. former team

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 12:30 p.m. ET
Browns QB Jake Dellhomme will return from injury and start against his former team on Sunday.

Panthers-Browns matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 9:09 a.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Panthers-Browns game. 

Panthers-Browns matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Panthers-Browns game.

2011 NFC South free-agent preview

Posted Nov. 25, 2010 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
Buccaneers OG Davin Joseph could be rather expensive to re-sign once the 2011 free-agent signing period begins, but GM Mark Dominik is expected to do whatever it takes to retain the highly regarded Joseph.

Clausen returns to practice, expected to start

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 3:32 p.m. ET
The Panthers expect to have rookie QB Jimmy Clausen back in the starting role for Sunday's game vs. the Browns.

Panthers-Browns matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Nov. 24, 2010 @ 9:40 a.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Panthers-Browns game.

Panthers add S Alexander, sign QB Null to practice squad

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
The Panthers signed S Gerald Alexander on Tuesday and waived WR Devin Thomas. They also added QB Keith Null to their practice squad.

Panthers-Browns matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Nov. 23, 2010 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Here's a matchup to watch in Sunday's Panthers-Browns game.

Fox: Clausen will start when healthy

Posted Nov. 22, 2010 @ 10:29 a.m. ET
Head coach John Fox confirmed that rookie QB Jimmy Clausen will start when healthy.

Ravens 'D' scores twice in 37-13 win

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Baltimore's defense returned consecutive interceptions of Brian St. Pierre for touchdowns in the fourth quarter, Joe Flacco threw for 301 yards and a TD and the Ravens beat the Panthers 37-13 on Sunday.

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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