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Detroit Lions: Preseason preview week 3

The regular season is only 2 weeks away and teams are preparing for their final player selections on the 53-man roster. The Detroit Lions will face the Jacksonville Jaguars, a team that went 4-12 last year but have been 1-1 so far this preseason. The Lions are coming off a loss to the Oakland Raiders, matching their preseason record with the Jaguars at one win and one loss. The game...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

CB Drayton Florence Cut by Detroit Lions

Drayton Florence had a chance to make a comeback in Detroit, but it was very short lived. After failing to impress in practice and in the Lions’ preseason games, the Detroit Lions decided to cut the veteran cornerback. The move is not really a shock; Florence was a long shot to make the Lions’ 53-man roster. The move comes just a few weeks after the Lions decided to bring him...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions release CB Drayton Florence

Less than two weeks after signing him, the Detroit Lions have released cornerback Drayton Florence. Cornerback Drayton Florence's second stint with the Detroit Lions was a short one. After returning to the team just 12 days ago, the Lions released him on Tuesday. When Florence signed with the Lions earlier this month, he was viewed as some much-needed veteran depth at cornerback...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions release Drayton Florence

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) The Detroit Lions have released cornerback Drayton Florence. Detroit signed the veteran defensive back earlier this month, but he was cut before practice Tuesday. Florence started five games for Carolina last season. He started three for the Lions the previous season. The 33-year-old Florence has played in the NFL since 2003, spending his first five seasons...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Drayton Florence lasted just a few days in Detroit; Team releases vet

Eight days ago the Detroit Lions signed veteran cornerback Drayton Florence.  It did not take long for the team to make their decision. The team released him after signing him to a 1-year deal  worth $955,000 (no guaranteed $$, counts $570 K vs. cap).  Dave Birkett    @davebirkett  Lions release CB Drayton Florence Because he is a […] The post Drayton Florence lasted just...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Release Veteran CB Drayton Florence

  The Detroit Lions have released veteran CB Drayton Florence just 12 days after signing him to a contract, according to Tim Twentyman. Recent indications were that Florence was unlikely to make the team, which probably shouldn’t come as much of surprise given that he was signed to a contract so late in the offseason. Detroit is likely to move forward with CBs Rashean Mathis...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions Sign Veteran CB Drayton Florence

  The Detroit Lions have announced the signing of veteran CB Drayton Florence to a contract on Thursday, per Tim Twentyman. Florence, 33, is coming off of a productive season in which he appeared in 14 games and totaled 26 tackles, two interceptions, and nine passes defensed. Despite the productive season with the Panthers, Florence found a limited amount of interest this offseason...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Panthers Training Camp preview: Young cornerbacks are ready for their opportunity

Continuing with our positional previews for Carolina Panthers Training Camp (check out the defensive line preview here, the linebackers preview here, and previews for all of the offensive positions here), we move our focus towards the cornerbacks. Last season, one of the biggest surprises on the Panthers defense was the emergence of Captain Munnerlyn, who earned his first Pro Bowl...
Via cover32 - Panthers
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Aaron Ross and Drayton Florence to be Ravens?

The Ravens haven’t said anything yet, but Aaron Ross tweeted out a not so subtle indicator that he may be the most recent addition to the Ravens secondary: Headed to Baltimore for the Ravens mini camp #StayPrayedUp #WhenOneDoorClosesAnotherOn eOpens… http://t.co/QF8mwKCfxc — Aaron Ross (@AaronRoss31) June 16, 2014 It seems as though this is more of a tryout than an official...
Via cover32 - Ravens
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens Also Considering CBs Asante Samuel, Dunta Robinson, Drayton Florence & Jabari Greer

  Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun has reported that the Ravens are among the teams with interest in free agent CB Brandon Flowers. However, it appears as though the Ravens are casting a wide net when it comes to finding some extra depth at the position. Wilson reports that the Ravens also have interest in free agent cornerbacks: Asante Samuel, Dunta Robinson, Drayton Florence...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agent CB Drayton Florence Visited With The Titans Tuesday

  Albert Breer of the NFL Network reports that free agent CB Drayton Florence visited with the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday. Alex Marvez of Fox Sports reported a few days ago that Florence are both expected to make visits with interested NFL teams this week, so the news shouldn’t come as a huge surprise. The Titans unfortunately lose Alterraun Verner in free agency, and although...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Top cornerbacks in the draft: Do the Panthers need to take a corner in the first round?

Anybody who has followed the Carolina Panthers closely this past season and offseason recognizes that Carolina has three key weaknesses that must be addressed in the draft: wide receiver, offensive line, and secondary. We’ve paid a lot of attention to the first two, but with losing starters Captain Munnerlyn and Drayton Florence, cornerback is arguably just as big of a need. Even...
Via cover32 - Panthers
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers exploring options to replace Charles Godfrey

Those who aren’t paying attention this offseason won’t recognize the Carolina Panthers’ secondary next year. Starting cornerback Captain Munnerlyn and starting safety Mike Mitchell have both signed elsewhere and the team isn’t expected to bring back Drayton Florence or Quintin Mikell, who are both free agents. General manager Dave Gettleman has already made some nice, cost...
Via cover32 - Panthers
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions awarded two compensatory draft picks

Two additional picks in the middle of what's considered a deep NFL Draft is a nice bonus for the Detroit Lions. The Lions found out Monday, the first day of the annual NFL meetings in Orlando, that they have been awarded two compensatory picks in the fourth round of the draft that begins on May 8. Compensatory picks are based on the quantity and quality of free agents both added...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers ride defense to another win

Drayton Florence's interception in the final minute sealed a 10-9 victory for Carolina on Sunday to snap the San Francisco 49ers' five-game winning streak and give the Panthers their fifth straight win. Graham Gano kicked a 53-yard field goal with 10:05 remaining that held up as the Panthers (6-3) twice shut down Colin Kaepernick on last-ditch drives with swarming defense...
Via AP on Fox
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers bring back Florence to help out secondary

The Panthers announced they've re-signed free agent cornerback Drayton Florence to help out an injury-plagued secondary. Florence, a 10-year NFL veteran who has played in 143 career games and started 99, attended training camp with the Panthers and has worked primarily with the starters during the preseason before being released in final roster cuts. At the time, Panthers coach...
Via AP on Fox
September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris’ Penn: Jobs on line for Josh Freeman, Mark Ingram

Good afternoon folks! Welcome back to Chris’ Penn. This week was full of injuries and disappointments, so let’s jump right into the mailbag. From the mailbag From Robert R. What are the Panthers going to do after the secondary was ravaged by injuries? I’m thinking cornerback Drayton Florence will be called back in, but is that […]The post Chris’ Penn: Jobs on line for...
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September 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers release Drayton Florence, Jimmy Clausen

The Carolina Panthers have released cornerback Drayton Florence and quarterback Jimmy Clausen. Per a league source, the Panthers have cut Florence. Due to make a base salary of only $940,000 in 2013, the 10-year veteran becomes a free agent.  He has played for the Chargers, Jaguars, Bills, and Lions. #Panthers have released QB Jimmy Clausen, I'm told. Former 2nd rounder. ...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Tuskegee's Florence Shines For Carolina

Former Tuskegee Golden Tiger Drayton Florence returned an interception 71 yards in the Carolina Panthers' 34-27 win over the Baltimore Ravens.  Drayton Florence has made a lot of plays since coming into the NFL in 2003. The Tuskegee product made another one Thursday night, picking off a Joe Flacco pass and returning it 71 yards for a touchdown. That play was the first...
Via HBCU Gameday
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

LeSean McCoy made Drayton Florence look silly (Video)

Check out this run by Eagles running back LeSean McCoy.  He made Panthers cornerback Drayton Florence look silly.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post LeSean McCoy made Drayton Florence look silly (Video) appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
Via Pro Football Zone
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Drayton Florence, Carolina Panthers players & coaches host a Play 60 youth football camp at Fort Bragg

May 14, 2013 (Fayettveille, NC) — The Carolina Panthers, including new addition and military support himself, Drayton Florence, traveled to Fort Bragg in partnership with Lenovo and the USO of North Carolina to host a Play 60 football camp for children on-base, a culture change forum and spend time with our troops today. In addition to Florence, welcoming the children to the Play...
Via Bonfire Impact
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Season over for Lions' Spievey

The Detroit Lions placed safety Amari Spievey on injured reserve Saturday, ending his season, to make room for cornerback Drayton Florence on the 53-man roster. Spievey, a third-round draft pick out of Iowa in 2010, missed the last three games because of a concussion. It was his second concussion in less than a year. Florence, who underwent surgery for a broken forearm in mid-September...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 17, 2012  |  Discuss
X-RAY VISION

Lions CB tweets pic of broken arm post-surgery

Detroit Lions cornerback Drayton Florence had surgery Tuesday to repair a broken forearm. Hours later, he tweeted a picture of what his arm looks like post-surgery. Florence, who is one of the more interactive athletes you’ll find on Twitter obviously wasn’t shy about showing off what looks like a rod in his arm to help the bone fuse together. He was hurt two Sundays ago in...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
September 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Drayton Florence Breaks Arm During Game - Detroit Lions CB…

Drayton Florence Breaks Arm During Game - Detroit Lions CB Drayton Florence suffered a broken arm during the second half of Sunday night’s 27-19 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Florence signed one week before the season opener against the St. Louis Rams and started at right cornerback in Week 2. The Lions secondary is already without safety Louis Delmas (knee) and cornerbacks...
Via CJ Sports NFL Talk
September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Lions lose Drayton Florence to a broken arm

Detroit Lions cornerback Drayton Florence suffered a broken arm during Sunday night’s loss to the 49ers. Lions head coach Jim Schwartz says he “potentially could” miss a significant portion of the season. “He got some preliminary (X-rays done) at the stadium,” Schwartz said. “He’s going to have some more stuff. It doesn’t look real good, but we’ll see.”  
Via Pro Football Zone
September 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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