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Panthers re-signing Drayton Florence

Drayton Florence AP

The Panthers, who have some injury concerns in the secondary, are re-signing cornerback Drayton Florence, a league source told PFT on Wednesday.

The 32-year-old Florence spent the bulk of the offseason and preseason with Carolina. The Panthers signed him in March but let him go on August 31.

Florence (6-0, 200) appeared in eight games (three starts) for Detroit in 2012, notching 19 tackles and intercepting one pass. He has made 99 career regular-season starts since entering the NFL in 2003.

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11 Responses to “Panthers re-signing Drayton Florence”
  1. klutch14u says: Sep 18, 2013 7:24 PM

    Dude sorta looks like Dave Chappelle in that pic

  2. slashbond says: Sep 18, 2013 7:32 PM

    Thank you for not giving up on the season and at least attempting to save it by signing some players that make some bit of sense.

  3. swaggyy says: Sep 18, 2013 7:34 PM

    Really? There has got be another corner more capable then Drayton Florence.

  4. corkspop says: Sep 18, 2013 7:37 PM

    Well, he WAS good. Time will tell if he still is…..

  5. naderktait says: Sep 18, 2013 7:40 PM

    Meh… I guess it’s better than nothing.

  6. weekendatberniemadoffs says: Sep 18, 2013 7:46 PM

    never fully understood why he was let go in the first place. average corner > poor secondary

  7. nfloracle says: Sep 18, 2013 9:19 PM

    I’m afraid it’ll take a lot more than this signing to shore up the Panthers secondary this year. But something is better than nothing.

  8. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 18, 2013 9:29 PM

    Rivera and panthers lose another close game late because of their weak secondary. It just never changes. smh

  9. sportsmeccabi says: Sep 18, 2013 9:50 PM

    One thing that got lost in the EJ Manuel craziness was the fact that almost our entire starting secondary was knocked out. A back up even got injured.

  10. kiteridler says: Sep 19, 2013 10:58 AM

    They should have never cut him to begin with. Glad he’s back though.

  11. jgedgar70 says: Sep 19, 2013 1:40 PM

    I thought that when he made that pick-6 off Flacco in the third preseason game that he had the team made. Cutting him was a real head-scratcher. No, he’s not Reavis Island or anything, but he’s capable. And he can put one foot in front of the other and walk, which is more than can be said for most of our secondary. We’re still probably going to get rolled by Eli, but this might help keep it a little closer.

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