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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

Goodson won't keep Panthers' RB job when Stewart returns

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 2:30 a.m. ET
Although Mike Goodson rushed for 100 yards in his first career start in Week 10, he won't keep the job once Jonathan Stewart returns from his injury, according to NFC South Whispers.

Gross, Smith trying to keep Panthers together

Posted Nov. 20, 2010 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
OLT Jordan Gross and WR Steve Smith are two of the players charged with keeping things in order for the Panthers.

QB St. Pierre will get first career start Sunday

Posted Nov. 18, 2010 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
Brian St. Pierre will start at quarterback for the Panthers in Sunday's game against the Ravens, head coach John Fox announced on Thursday.

Panthers place RB Williams on I.R.

Posted Nov. 17, 2010 @ 2:27 p.m. ET
The Panthers have placed RB DeAngelo Williams on injured reserve.

Concussion a tough break for Panthers’ Clausen

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 9:58 p.m. ET
Just when it looked like things might be getting a little better for the Panthers, it was another downer of a Monday for the 1-8 team.

Panthers QB Clausen has concussion

Posted Nov. 15, 2010 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
Panthers rookie QB Jimmy Clausen has been diagnosed with a concussion, according to head coach John Fox. Clausen likely sustained the injury on the Panthers' final offensive play when he was stuffed at the goal line.

Freeman, Blount lead Bucs over Panthers

Posted Nov. 14, 2010 @ 4:31 p.m. ET
Josh Freeman threw two touchdown passes and rookie LeGarrette Blount ran for a score to lead the surprising Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 31-16 victory over the struggling Carolina Panthers on Sunday.

Panthers RB trio out, Goodson to start

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
The Panthers will be without RBs DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Tyrell Sutton on Sunday.

Panthers’ shuffling at linebacker likely to resume in offseason

Posted Nov. 11, 2010 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Some in Charlotte are beginning to look ahead to next season with the Panthers struggling to dig out of a deep hole at 1-7, and one of the questions the team will face in the offseason is what to do ...

Panthers place OT Otah on I.R.

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
The Panthers have placed former first-round OT Jeff Otah (knee) on injured reserve. They also claimed RB Andre Brown off waivers from Indianapolis and re-signed RB Josh Vaughan and LB Abdul Hodge.

NFC South midseason reports

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
WR Roddy White has stood out on a contending Falcons team. Read our midseason team reports on the NFC South.

Receiver frustration hits stars hard

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 1:20 a.m. ET
For Larry Fitzgerald, the Panthers' Steve Smith, Chad Ochocinco and Wes Welker, not catching passes at their normal rates has led to some frustration.

Panthers preparing to turn mess back over to rookie quarterback

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 5:43 p.m. ET
A season-ending injury to Matt Moore has the Panthers trying to decide whether to start Jimmy Clausen or Tony Pike in Week 10.

Panthers place three vets on IR

Posted Nov. 08, 2010 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
The Panthers placed QB Matt Moore and LBs Thomas Davis and Dan Connor on injured reserve Monday, ending the season for three of the team's veteran leaders.

Carolina mess a fantasy nightmare

Posted Nov. 07, 2010 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
It seems like every season, at least one team becomes a fantasy wasteland. In 2010, that club is the Panthers.

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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