Posted May 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
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The Buffalo Bills have released veteran cornerback Drayton Florence, who became the odd-man out in what's become a crowded defensive backfield. Florence is a nine-year NFL player, who spent the past three seasons in Buffalo where he started 45 of 46 games. He had two years left on his contact, and scheduled to make a base salary of $4 million this season. His release on Friday comes a week after the Bills opened the NFL draft by selecting South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore with the 10th pick. Gilmore is expected to step in and immediately compete for a starting job. Florence took the news in stride in a message posted on his Twitter account. Florence wrote ''Business is business,'' and thanked his fans for their support.
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