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 Welcome Drayton Florence 
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Post Welcome Drayton Florence
Per Twitter...

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We would like to welcome Drayton Florence to the Lions!


September 1st, 2012, 2:51 pm
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I wonder who got the axe? I have heard the name before. But, don't know how good he is. I see he was drafted in the 2nd round in 2003.


September 1st, 2012, 3:02 pm
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He's played for SD, Jacksonville and Buffalo. He's depth, but quality depth. My guess is Green would get the axe and move to PS.


September 1st, 2012, 3:05 pm
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Good signing, like njroar said..good quality depth.

Last year with Buffalo he played 16 games, had 50 tackles, FF, and 3 INTs.

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September 1st, 2012, 3:10 pm
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It's not official yet. Osgood and Florence share agents, so probably got advance notice. Nothing signed yet.


September 1st, 2012, 3:31 pm
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drayton is not being brought in for depth. he was a cap cut in denver .we were not looking forward to a rookie starting and lacy has played just ok.drayton is a huge upgrade to lacy .i dont expect lacy to be on the roster come november.and why would we release green a promising young corner with his size and speed.we know he wouldnt make it thru waivers.


September 1st, 2012, 5:24 pm
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I watched Florence quite a bit when he was here in San Diego. Solid corner. Gets burned occasionally, but who doesn't?


September 1st, 2012, 6:03 pm
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allenslions wrote:
drayton is not being brought in for depth. he was a cap cut in denver .we were not looking forward to a rookie starting and lacy has played just ok.drayton is a huge upgrade to lacy .i dont expect lacy to be on the roster come november.and why would we release green a promising young corner with his size and speed.we know he wouldnt make it thru waivers.


If it's not Green, do they release Lacy now? or release Bell? That would leave us with Smith, Logan and Williams at back. Or do they prefer Bell over Williams?


September 1st, 2012, 6:05 pm
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njroar wrote:
allenslions wrote:
drayton is not being brought in for depth. he was a cap cut in denver .we were not looking forward to a rookie starting and lacy has played just ok.drayton is a huge upgrade to lacy .i dont expect lacy to be on the roster come november.and why would we release green a promising young corner with his size and speed.we know he wouldnt make it thru waivers.


If it's not Green, do they release Lacy now? or release Bell? That would leave us with Smith, Logan and Williams at back. Or do they prefer Bell over Williams?


Kellen Moore would be another option. In all likelihood, he would clear waivers and revert to the practice squad.

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September 1st, 2012, 7:07 pm
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were not told who is going to get cut until the boss and coach makes the final decision but i can tell you its more then likely going to be spievey.right now were caring delmas coleman silva wendling spievey and barnes can play safety.thats overkill at the position.


September 1st, 2012, 8:17 pm
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allenslions wrote:
were not told who is going to get cut until the boss and coach makes the final decision but i can tell you its more then likely going to be spievey.right now were caring delmas coleman silva wendling spievey and barnes can play safety.thats overkill at the position.


Spievey needs to go. I have more confidence in Barnes after a week than I do in Spievey after 2 years. Florence is flying in Sunday, so as long as he passes physical, we'll find out soon enough.


September 1st, 2012, 8:43 pm
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so is this move gonna become official at some point or....?

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September 1st, 2012, 11:43 pm
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Killwill25 wrote:
so is this move gonna become official at some point or....?


He's flying in tomorrow (Sunday) for physical. He wouldn't be flying in if he didn't intend on signing.


September 1st, 2012, 11:58 pm
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allenslions wrote:
were not told who is going to get cut until the boss and coach makes the final decision but i can tell you its more then likely going to be spievey.right now were caring delmas coleman silva wendling spievey and barnes can play safety.thats overkill at the position.


That would bring tears of joy to the eyes of us at Lionbacker if Spievey was cut.

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September 2nd, 2012, 7:31 am
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Some tears of sorrow as well.

Not for Spievey, but for the decent pick we wasted on him.

Anybody care to look up the next few picks in that round?


September 2nd, 2012, 9:23 am
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