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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

WLB Davis' comeback a bright spot for Panthers

Posted Nov. 09, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
The Panthers feel strongly that WLB Thomas Davis deserves to be in the conversation for Comeback Player of the Year.

NFC South Spin cycle: Saints defense still needs to tighten up

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
It's all smiles in the NFC South after the Saints, Falcons, Panthers and Buccaneers each earned a victory in Week Nine.

Panthers activate WR Gettis; place WR Pilares on I.R.

Posted Nov. 06, 2012 @ 1:38 p.m. ET
The Panthers placed WR Kealoha Pilares on injured reserve and activated WR David Gettis from the physically-unable-to-perform list.

Panthers claim LB Williams

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
The Panthers claimed LB Jason Williams off waivers from the Eagles and waived CB Ron Parker, the team announced Monday.

Panthers top Redskins to end losing skid

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 4:45 p.m. ET
Cam Newton completed 13 of 23 passes for 201 yards with a touchdown as the  Panthers snapped a five-game losing streak with a win over the Redskins.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Dealing draft picks at deadline risky

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
The NFL’s extended trade deadline looms, but teams like the Lions and GM Martin Mayhew should be leery of trading away draft picks for players.

Panthers DT Edwards says 'nothing encouraging' about team's play

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
Panthers DT Dwan Edwards was not interested in searching for silver linings when PFW caught up with him after Carolina’s latest loss.

NFC South Spin cycle: Hard to doubt soaring Falcons

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 1:24 p.m. ET
Half of the NFC South's teams went home happy with each club playing on the road in Week Eight.

Jennings pick-six, Gould field goal help Bears rally

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
Tim Jennings returned an interception for a TD and Robbie Gould booted the game-winning field goal as the Bears edged the Panthers.

Friday's 60-second rant: Bucs, NFC South could play spoiler

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
While slow starts may leave the Bucs, Saints and Panthers out of the playoffs, these squads might determine who makes the postseason.

Beason says he needs season-ending surgery

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 11:45 a.m. ET
The Panthers placed MLB Jon Beason on injured reserve Wednesday, per reports, and Beason told News 14 Carolina that he needs surgery on his knee.

Panthers claim LB Hogue

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 5:05 p.m. ET
The Panthers claimed LB Doug Hogue off waivers from the Lions, the team announced Tuesday.

Panthers' faith in Rivera on the decline

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 9:13 p.m. ET
Following the firing of GM Marty Hurney, will the Panthers rally together in an effort to save head coach Ron Rivera’s job?

Panthers place CB Gamble on I.R.

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
The Panthers placed CB Chris Gamble on injured reserve, head coach Ron Rivera announced Monday.

NFC South Spin cycle: Panthers are in disarray

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
The Saints beat the Bucs, and the Panthers are still a mess, as most of the NFC South came up short with the Falcons on bye.

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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