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After being released just three days ago from the Denver Broncos, Drayton Florence is reportedly already taking first team snaps with the Detroit Lions (Credit: AP Photo)
According to ProFootballTalk,¬†Drayton Florence¬†is taking first-team reps in practice with the Lions, only three days after getting the boot from the Broncos.
Dave Birkett of the¬†Detroit Free-Press, is reporting Florence¬†filled in at right corner¬†for¬†Chris Houston, who is still recovering from a sprained ankle.
‚ÄúI was shocked, but he‚Äôs out there making calls,‚ÄĚ linebacker¬†Justin Durant¬†said, via Birkett. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs been playing a long time, he knows what he‚Äôs doing. ¬†I‚Äôve got confidence in him. ¬†Everybody here knows who he is so once he gets our terminology down I know he‚Äôs going to be good.‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúHe‚Äôs a veteran player,‚ÄĚ coach Jim Schwartz said. ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs played inside, he‚Äôs played outside. He‚Äôs got a lot of experience. ¬†Can play press. ¬†He‚Äôs got some multi-dimensional skills that we like and like I said he‚Äôs very experienced. ¬†He didn‚Äôt make it at Denver, but he had a good career before that and we look forward to having him contribute for us.‚ÄĚ
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