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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,Â Drayton FlorenceÂ is taking first-team reps in practice with the Lions, only three days after getting the boot from the Broncos.
Dave Birkett of theÂ Detroit Free-Press, is reporting FlorenceÂ filled in at right cornerÂ forÂ Chris Houston, who is still recovering from a sprained ankle.
â€śI was shocked, but heâ€™s out there making calls,â€ť linebackerÂ Justin DurantÂ said, via Birkett. â€śHeâ€™s been playing a long time, he knows what heâ€™s doing. Â Iâ€™ve got confidence in him. Â Everybody here knows who he is so once he gets our terminology down I know heâ€™s going to be good.â€ť
â€śHeâ€™s a veteran player,â€ť coach Jim Schwartz said. â€śHeâ€™s played inside, heâ€™s played outside. Heâ€™s got a lot of experience. Â Can play press. Â Heâ€™s got some multi-dimensional skills that we like and like I said heâ€™s very experienced. Â He didnâ€™t make it at Denver, but he had a good career before that and we look forward to having him contribute for us.â€ť
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