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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 Jarrett arrested for DWI

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 10:20 a.m. ET
Panthers WR Dwayne Jarrett was arrested early Tuesday morning for driving while impaired, his second arrest in three years.

Smith’s injury puts Clausen in even tougher spot vs. Bears

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 10 p.m. ET
Panthers head coach John Fox called injured WR Steve Smith "day-to-day" at a press conference on Monday, but Smith's agent said the receiver likely will not play vs. the Bears in Week Five.

Agent: Smith "most likely" out for Week Five

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
Panthers WR Steve Smith's agent Derrick Fox said Monday that Smith will "most likely" sit out Sunday's game against the Bears.

Report: Panthers WR Smith suffered high ankle sprain

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 8:19 p.m. ET
Panthers WR Steve Smith reportedly suffered a high ankle sprain in Week Four's loss to the Saints.

Saints edge Carolina 16-14

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Only days after rejoining the Saints at age 46, John Carney hit three field goals to help New Orleans edge the Carolina Panthers 16-14 on Sunday.

Panthers' Jarrett remains buried on depth chart

Posted Oct. 02, 2010 @ 6:03 p.m. ET
Some league observers are wondering why Carolina keeps WR Dwayne Jarrett on the roster, considering that the 2007 second-round pick has been a bust.

Panthers await return of ORT Otah

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
Panthers ORT Jeff Otah is taking longer than some expected to return from a setback in his recovery from an Aug. 4 left knee scope.

Panthers sign ex-Raider OL Morris

Posted Sept. 29, 2010 @ 12:11 p.m. ET
The Panthers addressed their offensive line Wednesday, signing ex-Raider Chris Morris.

Panthers release DT Leonard

Posted Sept. 28, 2010 @ 7:05 p.m. ET
The Panthers released DT Louis Leonard on Tuesday. Leonard has been injury-plagued and recorded just two tackles in two games this season.

Panthers’ D-line gets first sack, but pressure still an issue

Posted Sept. 27, 2010 @ 1:27 p.m. ET
The Panthers will line up against DE Julius Peppers for the first time ever in 13 days, when the Bears visit Charlotte in Week Five, but it's already clear how much Carolina misses him.

Bengals pull away to beat Panthers 20-7

Posted Sept. 26, 2010 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Cedric Benson scored a pair of TDs in the Bengals' 20-7 victory over the Panthers on Sunday to spoil Jimmy Clausen's first NFL start.

Panthers ORT Otah out vs. Bengals

Posted Sept. 25, 2010 @ 12:24 p.m. ET
Jeff Otah will miss his third straight game due to a knee injury.

Young receiving corps an obstacle for Clausen

Posted Sept. 24, 2010 @ 12:54 p.m. ET
Changing quarterbacks two weeks into the season wasn't part of the Panthers' blueprint for success this year, but head coach John Fox named rookie Jimmy Clausen the starter after Matt Moore played poorly in both games.

Panthers' Fox coaching like he's ready to leave

Posted Sept. 21, 2010 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
There's a poorly kept secret that Panthers head coach John Fox is in his final year with the team, and his coaching decisions don't suggest anything different.

Clausen inherits Panthers offense in disarray

Posted Sept. 20, 2010 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
The Panthers' starting QB job was going to be Jimmy Clausen's sooner or later, and with things looking as bad as they do on offense, it's hard to argue with John Fox's decision.

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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