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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 QB Newton under fire for play, demeanor

Posted Sept. 21, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
Cam Newton laid an egg during the team's Week Three loss, and he was criticized by teammate Steve Smith for his demeanor late in the game.

Manning, Brown lead Giants past Panthers

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 11:35 p.m. ET
Eli Manning completed 27 of 35 passes for 288 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in the Giants' 36-7 win over the Panthers.

Panthers RB Stewart, Giants CB Coe among Thursday's inactives

Posted Sept. 20, 2012 @ 7:12 p.m. ET
Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart has been ruled out for Thursday night’s game against the Giants.

Giants downgrade WR Nicks to out for Thursday night

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 4 p.m. ET
The Giants downgraded WR Hakeem Nicks to out, as the wideout did not make the trip to Carolina for Thursday night’s game against the Panthers.

Key matchup: Giants defense vs. Panthers QB Cam Newton

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 3:18 p.m. ET
We should find out pretty quickly on Thursday night whether the Giants will be employing a spy on Panthers QB Cam Newton.

Giants' Bradshaw, Diehl out for Thursday night

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
The Giants ruled RB Ahmad Bradshaw, OT David Diehl and WR Domenik Hixon out for Thursday’s game against the Panthers.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week Two

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 12:09 p.m. ET
As the Falcons celebrate a 2-0 start, panic might be setting in for the 0-2 Saints. The Panthers and Bucs, at 1-1, both have positives to build off of.

Saints drop to 0-2 after 35-27 loss to Panthers

Posted Sept. 16, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Cam Newton threw for 253 yards and ran for a career-high 71 yards as the Panthers defeated New Orleans 35-27.

Early reality check for Panthers O-line

Posted Sept. 14, 2012 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
There were some signals in the preseason that issues could arise for the Panthers’ offensive line.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Two teams are up and two are down — here is our weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC South.

Bucs shut down Cam, Panthers in Schiano's debut

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 8:28 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers held the Panthers to 10 rushing yards in a Week One 16-7 win in Greg Schiano's debut.

Panthers RB Stewart to miss opener

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart will not play in the season opener against the Buccaneers.

Buccaneers fail to sell out season opener

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 4:35 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers did not sell out their home opener and the game will be blacked out on local television, the team confirmed Thursday.

NFC likely home to Super Bowl winner

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
Tom Danyluk sees Cam Newton producing an MVP-caliber season with the Panthers losing to the Packers in the NFC title game.

Panthers WR Smith, LB Beason back to practice

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
Panthers WR Steve Smith and LB Jon Beason are expected to play Week One after returning to practice on Sunday.

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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