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...
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September 03, 2012
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...
The Detroit Lions have signed safety Ricardo Silva off their practice squad.
The Lions promoted rookie safety Ricardo Silva from the practice today to help with their depth in the secondary and placed punter Ryan Donahue (quadriceps) on season-ending injured reserve.
Donahue missed three games with a right quad injury; Silva has spent much of the season on Detroit's practice squad.
The Lions also signed rookie safety Ricardo Silva off the practice squad. That move was made because starting free safety Louis Delmas is expected to miss the next two games with a knee injury.