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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.
We would like to welcome Drayton Florence to the Lions! Osgood wrote in a message he posted Saturday on Twitter.
Florence, 31, a second-round pick by San Diego in 2003, is entering his 10th year in the NFL. He has made 96 starts, including all 16 games each of the last two seasons with Buffalo.
The Lions, meanwhile, have signed at least five players to their practice squad: Receiver Patrick Edwards, running back Stephfon Green, linebacker Carmen Messina, offensive guard Rodney Austin and cornerback Ross Weaver (Michigan State).
All had been released after participating in the teams training camp.
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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...
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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...
The Detroit Lions closed out the preseason with an offensive bang on Thursday night, scoring early and often and doing just enough on defense to hold off the pesky Bills. The starters looked solid, many second stringers looked solid and the team ended things on a high note. The preseason hunt as a whole was average at 2-2, but the Lions will enter the regular season with late momentum...
The Detroit Lions say they have notified punter Ryan Donahue he can expect to be released.
That seems to mean Ben Graham beat out Donahue for a spot. All NFL teams have to cut their roster down to 53 players by 9 p.m. ET Friday.
Also expected to be cut are: guard Pat Boyle, defensive end Ugo Chinasa, tight end Alex Gottlieb, receiver Nate Hughes, defensive tackle Edmon McClam,...
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...
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Former Michigan State Spartan Ross Weaver is one of four players signed to the Detroit Lions' practice squad.The 6-foot-1 defensive back played 41 games at Michigan State from 2005-2009.Detroit also signed guard Rodney Austin, wide receiver Patrick Edwards and linebacker Carmen Messina to the practice squad.The undrafted Weaver has never played an NFL...
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The Lions cut their roster down from 75 to 53 players Friday night before the 9PM ET deadline.
Here’s a list of the players given their walking papers:
G Rodney Austin
G Pat Boyle
DE Everette Brown
DE Ugo Chinasa
P Ryan Donahue
WR Patrick Edwards
DT Andre Fluellen
G Dan Gerberry
TE Alex Gottlieb
WR Nate Hughes
S Reshard Langford
WR Lance Long
DE Edmon McClam
LB Carmen Messina...
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...