Panthers sign veteran Drayton Florence


While it doesn’t make up for the level of cornerback they lost when they cut Chris Gamble, the Panthers did backfill at the position Wednesday.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Panthers signed veteran Drayton Florence to a one-year deal.

Florence was with Detroit last year, and has the requisite Chargers experience which so many of their additions under coach Ron Rivera have. Florence was the Chargers’ second-round pick in 2003, and was there one year while Rivera was an assistant, before moving onto stints with the Jaguars, Bills, Broncos and Lions.

With Captain Munnerlyn a free agent, the Panthers had mutliple needs, but Florence gives them a steady hand to go with a lot of young players.

10 responses to “Panthers sign veteran Drayton Florence

  1. Way to start out free agency in true Panthers fashion, picking up bums. What was the point of releasing Gamble? To pick up an equally old corner.

  2. I predict 6-10 for the upcoming Panther season and falling with every move the front office has been making the past few days.

  3. The Panthers are making all these dinky moves because they strapped their money on their own guys after the lockout.

    The contracts of DeAngelo Williams, Charles Johnson, Jon Beason, and others have put them in this predicament.

    Combine their lack of cap space with the league’s toughest schedule, and Cammy Cam is probably going to have another rough campaign.

  4. Florence was solid in Detroit until he borke his arm. Hopefully he’ll still have some games in him. Good luck Drayton.

  5. Hit on our first three draft picks and avoid bad play calling and slow start and we will be just fine. Im one of the few that are confident going into next season…dont fear any team in the nfc south.

  6. People some of you make me sick. Give them the time to get their plan going and we will be fine. We have the best pass rush in the south and we will pick up some solid players after the other teams over pay the big names. Panther will win the south and we will have a good FA signing this year.

  7. I don’t know how much Jennings is asking but it would be great to see the Panthers sign a proven receiver rather than trying to draft an unproven draft choice. They have struck out with their last 7 wide receiver draft choices with Lafell, Edwards, and Pelares being the better of the seven , none of which would be an starter on any other team. Smith, Olsen, and Newton need some help!

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