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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 a contract Sunday with the Lions. The Lions also finalized their eight-player practice squad Monday by signing receivers Kris Durham and Patrick Edwards, guard Rodney Austin, running back Stephfon Green, fullback Shaun Chapas, cornerback Ross Weaver, defensive tackle Lorenzo Washington and linebacker Carmen Messina.
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When all is said and done, the preseason is not the actual season.
The goal of training camp is to find out who belongs on your team, and who doesn’t. This, of course, is all done with a major emphasis on staying healthy.
The Lions were able to accomplish their preseason goal in a healthy manner, making the 2012 preseason a success in my mind. While the team didn’t look as...
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...
As Matthew Stafford’s level of stardom grows, he’s going to need to become more comfortable in front of the camera. Now, we know that he’s more than comfortable chucking deep balls to Calvin Johnson and hitting Brandon Pettigrew over the middle. And the guy is smooth and 100% class during interviews. What we didn’t know was if Stafford could work his way through a...
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...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. Offensive tackle Jeff Backus will start his 177th consecutive regular-season game for the Detroit Lions Sunday in their opener against the St. Louis Rams.
Linebacker Stephen Tulloch will be playing in his 97th straight game.
Neither has ever missed a game during their NFL careers.
I want to give everything I have while Im here, Tulloch said. He (Backus) wants...
The hype leading up to EA Sports Madden NFL 2013 worked. The new version featuring Detroit Lions’ wide receiver Calvin Johnson scored record day retail sales, record day online usage and is enjoying the best critical acclaim the game has seen in years. “It was a phenomenal first day for Madden NFL 13, and we have high [...]
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...
Most LovedThe Detroit Lions are coming off their first playoff birth since the Barry Sanders era. That obviously gives fans in Detroit a lot to love.Matthew Stafford threw for 5,000 yards, Ndamukong Suh brings the nasty attitude that Detroit fans have always loved, and Jim Schwartz has turned an 0-16 disaster into a team opponents have to respect.But when it comes down to it, the...
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.
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...