Carolina Panthers sign Cornerback Drayton Florence
Max Henson Staff Writer
CHARLOTTE, NC March 13, 2013 – The Panthers have signed unrestricted free agent cornerback Drayton Florence.
Florence, who has 18 career interceptions in 10 NFL seasons, spent 2012 with the Detroit Lions. He recorded 17 tackles, one interception and seven passes defensed in eight games with three starts.
Florence broke his arm in Week 2 and was placed on injured reserve before returning to the Lions lineup in Week 11.
Prior to his one-year stint in Detroit, Florence spent three years with the Buffalo Bills and recorded seven interceptions in 45 starts with the franchise.
Florence played for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2008 after spending his first five seasons with the Chargers, who drafted him from Tuskegee in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft.
Florence recorded 10 interceptions and 38 passes defensed in his five years with the Chargers.