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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 WR Smith will return Sunday

Posted Oct. 22, 2010 @ 2:58 p.m. ET
Panthers WR Steve Smith practiced for the third consecutive day and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Clausen's second chance may come before long

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 9:35 a.m. ET
We hear the Panthers are taking a week-to-week approach to the quarterback situation, so the recently demoted Jimmy Clausen could get another shot to start before long.

Poll: Bills will be last team to win a game

Posted Oct. 20, 2010 @ 11:20 p.m. ET
Readers of this Web site say that Buffalo will be the last team to win a game this season, according to the results of our recently concluded poll.

Panthers QB Moore to start vs. 49ers

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 1:54 p.m. ET
Panthers QB Matt Moore will start Sunday against San Francisco, head coach John Fox said Monday.

Panthers going nowhere fast

Posted Oct. 18, 2010 @ 4:03 a.m. ET
There are many reasons behind the Panthers' pathetic showing, but the biggest problem has been the ineffective and uninspired coaching of John Fox and his staff the first third of the season, the way we hear it.

Panthers' Fox attempts to maintain positive image

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
While John Fox attempts to put space between himself and the Panthers' failings, there are some who say the head coach deserves blame for the way things are going.

Panthers sign WR Thomas

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
The Panthers have signed former Redskins WR Devin Thomas to assist their 31st-ranked passing attack.

No team 4-0 for first time since 1970

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 9:37 a.m. ET
The Colts 19-9 win over the Chiefs in Week Five marked the first time since 1970 that no team will start the season 4-0.

Bears win big despite Collins' four picks

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 5:11 p.m. ET
Matt Forte rushed for 166 yards and two touchdowns, Julius Peppers led a ferocious defense and the Bears overcame four interceptions by backup quarterback Todd Collins to beat the winless Panthers 23-6 on Sunday.

Fox hasn't lost Panthers players despite rough start

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 1:23 a.m. ET
Although Carolina has started the season 0-4, head coach John Fox hasn't lost the locker room, according to NFC South Whispers.

Panthers WR Smith will miss Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 2:35 p.m. ET
Panthers WR Steve Smith will miss Carolina's Week Five game against the Bears with an ankle injury.

Panthers DE Johnson proving to be solid replacement for Peppers

Posted Oct. 07, 2010 @ 12:29 p.m. ET
Panthers DE Chares Johnson is doing a solid job defending the run and rushing the passer in his first season as a full-time starter.

Bears-Panthers matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
The Bears could get an opportunity to make an interception if Panthers QB Jimmy Clausen continues to stare down his receivers.

Panthers release WR Jarrett, sign Clowney

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 5:20 p.m. ET
The Panthers released WR Dwayne Jarrett and signed WR David Clowney on Tuesday.

Panthers have few receiving options vs. Bears

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
The Panthers are facing the grim reality of being without WRs Steve Smith and Dwayne Jarrett this week against the Bears, hoping to end a four-game slide to start the season.

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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