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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

Lions release CB Smith

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 6:36 p.m. ET
The Lions released CB Alphonso Smith on Monday, creating room to activate CB Drayton Florence from the short-term injured-reserve list.

Lions place Florence on I.R. with designation to return

Posted Sept. 19, 2012 @ 5:32 p.m. ET
The Lions placed CB Drayton Florence on the injured-reserve list with the designation to return.

Lions CB Florence breaks forearm

Posted Sept. 18, 2012 @ 11:17 a.m. ET
Lions CB Drayton Florence broke his right forearm in Sunday’s loss to the 49ers.

Florence a logical addition for Detroit

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
Whether the Lions are deep and talented enough in the secondary will be something to watch, but ex-Bronco Drayton Florence bolsters their depth.

Report: CB Florence to sign with Lions

Posted Sept. 02, 2012 @ 1:59 p.m. ET
Multiple reports said that CB Drayton Florence, who was cut by the Broncos on Friday, will sign with the Lions on Sunday.

Broncos cut CB Florence

Posted Aug. 31, 2012 @ 8:17 p.m. ET
The Broncos released/waived 19 players on Friday, including veteran CB Drayton Florence.

CB Porter letting game come to him in Denver

Posted Aug. 10, 2012 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
Broncos CB Tracy Porter discussed what he is learning on his new team from veterans Champ Bailey and Drayton Florence.

Broncos look to give Manning improved pass defense

Posted June 21, 2012 @ 2:13 p.m. ET
If Peyton Manning is putting up the points for Denver, the Broncos' pass defense needs to be better than it was in 2011 to hold leads.

Florence will play big role in Broncos' 'D'

Posted May 13, 2012 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
Denver is counting on new CB Drayton Florence to play a big role in its defense, according to AFC Whispers.

Broncos agree to terms with CB Florence

Posted May 10, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
The Broncos agreed to terms with former Bills CB Drayton Florence, adding depth to their secondary.

Bills cut CB Florence

Posted May 04, 2012 @ 9:51 a.m. ET
The Bills have released CB Drayton Florence, a 16-game starter the past two seasons for the team.

Bills' CBs get some blame for struggling 'D'

Posted Nov. 18, 2011 @ 4:29 a.m. ET
The Bills' strength on defense was supposed to be their secondary, but the corners have not played to their potential this season.

Bills agree to re-sign CB Florence

Posted July 27, 2011 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
After losing ILB Paul Posluszny to the Jaguars, the Bills held on to CB Drayton Florence, as the two sides agreed to a three-year deal.

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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