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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

Chudzinski, Wannstedt not making proper adjustments

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 12:56 p.m. ET
Carolina's Rob Chudzinski and Buffalo's Dave Wannstedt are struggling to adjust; Adrian Peterson's incredible season; and more from Week Seven.

Panthers fire GM Hurney

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
Panthers owner Jerry Richardson announced Monday that GM Marty Hurney has been relieved of his duties.

Bailey kicks Cowboys past Panthers

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 4:36 p.m. ET
Dan Bailey made a go-ahead 28-yard field goal with 3:25 remaining to help the Cowboys defeat the Panthers 19-14.

Panthers make roster moves

Posted Oct. 17, 2012 @ 6:33 p.m. ET
The Panthers placed special-teams contributor Kenny Onatolu on injured reserve and promoted CB Ron Parker from the practice squad.

Key matchup: Panthers WR Steve Smith vs. Cowboys secondary

Posted Oct. 17, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
In Wednesday’s Key Matchup, we look ahead to Sunday’s battle between Panthers WR Steve Smith and the Cowboys’ secondary.

NFC South Spin cycle: Freeman roller coaster continues

Posted Oct. 15, 2012 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
With the Panthers and Saints on bye, the NFC South went 2-0 vs. the AFC West on Sunday.

Panthers sign C Austin

Posted Oct. 11, 2012 @ 2:14 p.m. ET
The Panthers added depth at center on Thursday by signing Thomas Austin.

Panthers place C Kalil on injured reserve

Posted Oct. 10, 2012 @ 2:09 p.m. ET
Panthers C Ryan Kalil will miss the rest of the 2012 season with a foot injury.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Five

Posted Oct. 08, 2012 @ 1:02 p.m. ET
The Falcons are 5-0 for the first time in franchise history, and the Saints finally have a victory, but the Panthers continued their downward spiral.

Wilson outplays Newton in Seahawks win

Posted Oct. 07, 2012 @ 7:28 p.m. ET
Russell Wilson threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate with 35 seconds left in the third quarter to help the Seahawks beat the Panthers 16-12.

Panthers have limited options at free safety

Posted Oct. 04, 2012 @ 11:38 p.m. ET
It appears the Panthers’ only options at free safety, including Haruki Nakamura, are players that fit best as special-teamers.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Four

Posted Oct. 01, 2012 @ 1:11 p.m. ET
For the second week in a row, the Falcons are the only NFC South team celebrating a victory on Monday.

Bryant field goal lifts Falcons past Panthers

Posted Sept. 30, 2012 @ 5:22 p.m. ET
Matt Ryan threw three touchdown passes and Matt Bryant added three field goals as the Falcons rallied past the Panthers, 30-28.

Thursday's 60-second rant: Falcons game a great opportunity for Newton

Posted Sept. 27, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
It’s only Week Four, but, make no mistake — Sunday will be one of the most critical games of Cam Newton’s young career.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Three

Posted Sept. 24, 2012 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
The undefeated Falcons had no trouble disposing of the Chargers, while the rest of the NFC South came up short in Week Three.

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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