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Panthers cut Drayton Florence

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Cornerback Drayton Florence, listed as a starter by the Panthers, no longer is a starter.  Because he’s no longer on the team.

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.

The move bumps a pair of youngsters — Josh Thomas and Josh Norman — into position for more opportunities on the field.

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11 Responses to “Panthers cut Drayton Florence”
  1. godofwine330 says: Aug 31, 2013 8:40 AM

    SMH, this doesn’t make sense. Teams say that they are trying to win, that they are trying to be successful, and yet they do things like this. To cut one of the only veterans corners on their roster for some young unproven guys. This is a big bust, everage reward kinda deal and the guy was only making $940K, which leans he was only counting $700K against the cap.

    Beware, Panthers fans. Beware Ron Rivera. Because it is difficult to win without corners in this league, or any league, and the team seems content to go into a battle with one arm tied behind their backs. I could see if the guy was making $6M, but only $940k & only saving $240k on the cap? I don’t get it.

  2. cjspiller12 says: Aug 31, 2013 8:44 AM

    Pick him back up Buffalo!! Like now!!!

  3. weekendatberniemadoffs says: Aug 31, 2013 8:46 AM

    I’m assuming they feel comfortable enough starting Norman who may have had the best preseason of any defensive back in the league. Let’s hope that progress translates to the regular season.

  4. pantherfan550 says: Aug 31, 2013 8:46 AM

    Wow, this does come as a little bit of a surprise. I guess rivera has faith in the Joshes.

  5. sb44champs says: Aug 31, 2013 8:47 AM

    Saints need to pick this guy up and wave Patrick Robinson…

  6. karl422 says: Aug 31, 2013 9:14 AM

    I watched him with the Bills when I had money on them and he was getting beat all the time. He is done. His NFL career is over.

  7. mrlaloosh says: Aug 31, 2013 9:28 AM

    I’m sure Matt Ryan, Josh Freeman and DREW BREES are glad the Panthers are going with young cornerbacks. OUCH

  8. source7769 says: Aug 31, 2013 10:08 AM

    lol at anyone wanting to pick this guy up he couldnt beat out jacob lacey last yr for playing time in detroit are you kidding me

  9. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Aug 31, 2013 10:34 AM

    How could a guy named Florence be any good at football?

  10. digrojones says: Aug 31, 2013 11:31 AM

    Give him a green helmet with wings on it! Let’s Go Birds!

  11. officialgame says: Aug 31, 2013 12:34 PM

    Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    Aug 31, 2013 10:34 AM
    How could a guy named Florence be any good at football?

    I guess the same way a guy name Fran as in Taekenton can be.

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