Veteran CB Drayton Florence Changes Mind About Retirement, Looking For A New Team

Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that veteran CB Drayton Florence is making a comeback after he elected to retire from the NFL earlier in the year. According to Garafolo, Florence believes he has some good football left. There are a number of teams that could use some help at cornerback, so it wouldn’t be surprising to ... The post Veteran CB Drayton...
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August 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Veteran CB Drayton Florence Retiring From NFL

Josina Anderson spoke to free agent CB Drayton Florence who told her that he’s planning to announce his retirement from the NFL on May 1. Florence added that he’s graduating from the University of North Florida on the same day. Florence, 34, is a former second-round pick of the Chargers back in 2003. He has played for a number of ...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Tryouts: Week 12

Here’s a running list of players brought in for workouts, tryouts and visits in Week 12. We’ll have updates posted here throughout the week for each NFL team. 49ers 49ers tried out DB Drayton Florence, DB Dominique Franks and DB Marcus Cromartie. (Aaron Wilson) Bengals Bengals worked out LB L.J. Fort Tuesday. (Aaron Wilson) Bengals worked out LB Jake Knott and LB...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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August 21, 2014  |  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...
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August 19, 2014  |  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...
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August 19, 2014  |  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...
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August 07, 2014  |  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...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Power Rankings: Who’s the best Baltimore Ravens coach ever? Where’s he rank all time?

This past weekend, Chuck Noll – the legendary coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers who won four Super Bowl championships during his tenure with the team – passed away at the age of 82. In honor of the all-time great, NFL Network spent a lot of time on Saturday and Sunday running programming that focused on Noll’s title-winning teams. In watching shows like America’s Game, it...
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June 17, 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...
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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...
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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...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: FAs Eric Winston & Drayton Florence To Meet With Prospective Teams Next Week

  Alex Marvez of Fox Sports reports that free agent RT Eric Winston and CB Drayton Florence are both expected to make visits with interested NFL teams next week. Marvez’s source wouldn’t offer any specifics in regards to which teams happen to be interested Winston and Florence. This shouldn’t come as a huge surprise given that NFL teams will wait until after June 1 to start...
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May 28, 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...
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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...
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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...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Defensive lapses, questionable penalties cost Panthers against 49ers

CHARLOTTE, NC -- Sunday's halftime scoreboard reading seemed inconceivable. How after everything that happened had the San Francisco 49ers trotted off into the half with the 13-10 lead. How did a Panthers team that had seemingly played as well as they had all season come away with only 10 points in a half Cam Newton had put up 176 total yards by himself? Everything about the box...
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January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Newton's 1st playoff game ends with disappointment

Most of his Carolina Panthers teammates had cleared out of the locker room by the time a somber Cam Newton sat down at his locker to mull how his first playoff game ended with a loss. Cornerback Drayton Florence walked by with a consoling pat on Newton's right shoulder. Moments later, safety Mike Mitchell stopped to whisper something to his quarterback. These moments - the missed...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Five former Buffalo Bills to root for in the playoffs

It’s another year of watching the playoffs from the sidelines for the Buffalo Bills. It’s nothing new, nothing out of the ordinary and nothing unexpected. The Bills are who we thought they were. However, there are some former Buffalo Bills still hanging around playing some playoff football. Bills fans should cheer them on because sometimes these former players just needed a change...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers 'D' looks to limit big plays vs. Saints

Panthers coach Ron Rivera sees one potential flaw with his team's stellar defensive play so far this season. ''Apparently we like to bite on the double moves,'' Rivera said. The Panthers (9-3) have allowed the fewest points in the NFL, but their secondary suddenly seems susceptible to big plays. Rivera his team needs to become more disciplined - preferably soon. Carolina's secondary...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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