Tag:Drayton Florence
Posted on: March 3, 2009 8:56 pm

Drayton Florence?

The Jacksonville Jaguars signed corner Drayton Florence last year thinking he could compete for a starting job or be a quality nickel corner.

He was neither.

The Buffalo Bills signed him Wednesday to a two-year, $7 million deal to help offset the anticpated loss of Jabari Greer. Florence was horrible in Jacksonville last year, leading to his benching. He also wasn't a very good guy to have in the locker room. Coaches didn't like him, nor did the staff.

It's amazing how one team can take a discard and pay him the money they do. When will they learn? When?


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Posted on: March 1, 2008 5:03 pm

Big money for nickel


The Jacksonville Jaguars had trouble with their nickel corner last season. Terry Cousin got old.  Teams went after him.  So they made a nice move Saturday signing former Chargers corner Drayton Florence a a free agent.

Florence will be an upgrade over Cousin, but they did pay him a lot of money to just be the third corner. If reports are right, the Jaguars paid Florence a deal that includes $12 million in guaranteed money. But when you play the Indianapolis Colts twice -- and they are the division champs -- you better be able to cover the slot player. The Jaguars were in nickel 60-percent of the time last season. The New England Patriots, the AFC champs, also force teams to play the nickel most of the time.

Florence started 10 games last year before losing his job to Antonio Cromarite. He will join starting corners Rashean Mathis and Brian Williams in Jacksonville.

The Jaguars also finalized the trade of defensive tackle Marcus Stroud to the Buffalo Bills Saturday, getting a third-round pick and a fifth-round pick in exchange. Stroud was not happy with the way the organization treated him after he was suspended for four games for violating the league's polciy on performance-enhancing drugs.


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