Panthers cut Drayton Florence

AP

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.