With three defensive backs picked by the Bills in the 2011 draft, the status of a couple of veteran free agents became tenuous, at best.
One of them, cornerback Drayton Florence, could return. The other, safety Donte Whitner, apparently won’t.
That conclusion arises from comments made Monday by G.M. Buddy Nix during The Shredd & Ragan Show on WEDG in Buffalo.
“We think Drayton wants to be here, and we want him here,” Nix said regarding Florence. “We’re gonna try to sign Drayton Florence.”
And what about Whitner, the eighth overall pick in the 2006 draft?
“Donte Whitner I don’t think wants to be here, and he probably won’t,” Nix said.
It’s refreshing to hear that kind of candor. And, when it comes to the NFL, it’s rare.