CB Drayton Florence Cut by Detroit Lions

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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 into camp. Florence spent the 2012 season as a Lion but only played in 8 games total.



Florence had a successful year with the Panthers in 2013, but the Lions don’t seem to think that he can replicate that effort for them this season. That they came to that conclusion without a particularly strong group of cornerbacks is not a great sign for the 33-year-old’s future in the NFL, although there are always injuries opening up opportunities at the position around the league.


Original story from profootballtalk.nbcsports.com

Drayton Florence was a long shot to make the Lions 53-man roster, and it seems that the coaching staff feel that he is not going to help out their secondary. I was not putting too much stock into Florence, but it is sad to see the veteran get released while he still could have taught the rookies a few things.