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May 10, 2012

BRONCOS AGREE TO TERMS WITH CORNERBACK DRAYTON FLORENCE

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos agreed to terms with free-agent cornerback Drayton Florence on Thursday, the team announced.

Florence (6-foot-0, 193 pounds) is a 10th-year player who has seen action in 136 career regular-season games (96 starts) with San Diego (2003-07), Jacksonville (2008) and Buffalo (2009-11), totaling 425 tackles (359 solo), 17 interceptions (204 yds.), 89 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries. He also played five postseason games (3 starts) and recorded 21 tackles (17 solo) with three interceptions (34 yds.) and six passes defensed.

He has competed in at least 13 regular-season contests in each of his nine NFL seasons and is coming off consecutive campaigns for the Bills in which he started all 16 games for the club.

Originally drafted by the Chargers in the second round (46th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft, Florence was a first-team Division II All-America selection at Tuskagee University, where he finished his collegiate career. He played at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga from 1999-2000.  

A graduate of Vanguard High School in Ocala, Fla., Florence was born on Dec. 19, 1980, in Waycross, Ga.


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