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According to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, the Lions are close to signing free agent cornerback Drayton Florence, who was just released by the Broncos on Friday.
“The Detroit Lions are still in the market for cornerback help, and they may have found their man in Drayton Florence,” wrote Birkett.
Nothing is official as of yet, but something could get done very soon.
“The deal is not yet official, two Lions sources said, but it could be soon. Florence, who played five seasons with Osgood and shares an agent (Drew Rosenhaus) with him, is expected in town for a visit and physical today,” reported Birkett.
Florence would certainly be an upgrade for the Lions secondary. They just released Alphonso Smith who was definitely not getting the job done.
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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...
We reported earlier (and due to a stupid technical mistake on my part, that story just published) that three Denver Broncos players landed on other NFL rosters or practice squads since Cut Day Friday. Add a fourth to the list.
Cornerback Drayton Florence, the biggest surprise among the Broncos’ cuts, has signed with the Detroit Lions, ESPN reports.
Coincidentally, Florence replaces...
Just call him Scoop Osgood.
The Detroit Lions havent made it official, but they are apparently on the verge of adding cornerback Drayton Florence, who was cut Friday by Denver.
The person who broke the story about Florence coming to Detroit was none other than Kassim Osgood, a receiverspecial-teams standout for the Lions. They were teammates on the San Diego Chargers.
Drayton Florence was released by the Denver Broncos on Friday, and is now out of work. Florence was signed this off-season by the Broncos in hopes to help Champ Bailey out on the other side, a weak point the last few years. However, that didn’t work out and was outplayed by other guys, which resulted in his release.
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According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, the Broncos released veteran cornerback Drayton Florence.
The 31-year old Florence had 55 tackles, 1 forced fumble and 3 interceptions last season.
The Detroit Lions signed free agent cornerback Drayton Florence on Sunday, multiple sources are reporting. The Detroit Free Press first reported the signing after a tweet from Lions wide receiver Kassim Osgood. Florence, 31, spent the last three seasons with the Buffalo Bills, where he started 45 games and made 168 tackles and seven interceptions. He was released by the Denver...
APNewsNow. The Detroit Lions have signed cornerback Drayton Florence and released safety Ricardo Silva.
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...
The recently acquired Drayton Florence participated in his first practice as a Detroit Lion on Monday. The Lions dropped safety Ricardo Silva from the 53-man roster to make room for the veteran cornerback.
Cornerback Drayton Florence was released by the Broncos, who also placed tight end Virgil Green and linebacker D.J. Williams on the reserve/suspended list and waive waived second-year quarterback Adam Weber. Defensive end Jeremy Beal was placed on injured reserve, while offensive tackle Ryan Harris, wide receiver Jason Hill and guard Tony Hills were released. Players waived were...
The Denver Broncos made 19 transactions on Friday in order to reach the league imposed 53-man roster requirement. Perhaps the biggest name released by the Broncos was 10 year veteran CB Drayton Florence. Florence had been signed by the Broncos in May of this year but has struggled in coverage assignments this preseason. The veteran is now free to sign with any other club, not having...
The Denver Broncos have unveiled their 53-man roster, and although there aren't too many shocks of the 22 casualties, there are a few that are worth noting and analyzing.
Amongst the released were 10-year veteran cornerback Drayton Florence, third-year cornerback Syd'Quan Thompson, third-year safety Rafael Bush and sixth-year tackle Ryan Harris.
Florence was a surprise...
The Detroit Lions cleared roster space for newly signed cornerback Drayton Florence by waiving safety Ricardo Silva on Monday. Silva suffered stingers Thursday in the Lions’ final preseason game, according to The Detroit News, but the second-year pro had performed well to that point. Florence, 32, was a former starter for the San Diego Chargers and the Buffalo Bills. He signed...