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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 expecting camp competition in secondary

Posted June 17, 2012 @ 11:10 a.m. ET
The Panthers are counting on Brandon Hogan and Josh Norman to battle Captain Munnerlyn for the starting job at RCB in training camp.

Tolbert relishing new opportunity with Panthers

Posted June 01, 2012 @ 10:14 p.m. ET
Ex-Chargers FB Mike Tolbert couldn't resist an opportunity to return home to the Carolinas as a free agent.

Panthers to prepare for Week One at IMG

Posted May 31, 2012 @ 3:54 p.m. ET
The Panthers announced that they will prepare for their regular-season opener at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla.

NFC South players in the crosshairs

Posted May 24, 2012 @ 10:28 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each NFC South team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Falcons OLT Sam Baker.

Better NFL offense: Panthers or Patriots?

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 12:59 p.m. ET
In the fourth matchup of our video series facing the NFL's top offenses against each other, we look at the Panthers and the Patriots.

Panthers DE Johnson to miss OTAs

Posted May 20, 2012 @ 12:34 p.m. ET
Panthers DE Charles Johnson will miss offseason team activities as he recovers from arthroscopic knee surgery.

Panthers not yet ready to make LB shift

Posted May 18, 2012 @ 10:40 a.m. ET
The initial plan is for Luke Kuechly to play on the weak side, but Ron Rivera has left the door open to switching up the alignment.

Panthers, Kuechly agree to terms

Posted May 11, 2012 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
Panthers LB Luke Kuechly, the No. 9 overall pick, agreed to a four-year, $12.58 million deal, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Panthers sign P Harris

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 9:57 a.m. ET
The Panthers signed veteran P Nick Harris on Tuesday.

Panthers DE Johnson undergoes minor surgery

Posted May 04, 2012 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
Panthers DE Charles Johnson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Friday.

Ryan 'excited' about Falcons' draft picks

Posted April 30, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
Falcons QB Matt Ryan told PFW Monday he liked the haul of prospects GM Thomas Dimitroff delivered over the weekend.

Panthers show faith in defensive tackles

Posted April 29, 2012 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
The Panthers' personnel evaluators didn’t share the view that defensive tackle was a spot they absolutely had to address in the draft.

Panthers make solid, safe choice with Kuechly

Posted April 26, 2012 @ 9:57 p.m. ET
The Panthers took a player who can make an immediate impact on their defense in the first round of Thursday’s draft.

WR Naanee signs with Dolphins

Posted April 17, 2012 @ 10:07 a.m. ET
WR Legedu Naanee signed a one-year deal with the Dolphins, his agent David Canter confirmed on Twitter. 

Newton: Improvement as NFL QB 'through the roof'

Posted April 14, 2012 @ 10:05 p.m. ET
QB Cam Newton has big expectations for his Panthers team in the upcoming NFL season, he said Saturday at his alma mater.

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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