The Detroit Lions signed free agent cornerback Drayton Florence on Sunday, multiple sources are reporting. The Detroit Free Press first reported the signing after a tweet from Lions wide receiver Kassim Osgood. Florence, 31, spent the last three seasons with the Buffalo Bills, where he started 45 games and made 168 tackles and seven interceptions. He was released by the Denver Broncos on Friday. In May, the signed a two-year, $4.5 million contract with Denver. Florence may start alongside Chris Houston as the team lost Eric Wright to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But the Lions did add depth at corner with 2012 draft picks Dwight Bentley and Jonte Green. They also traded for Kevin Barnes from the Washington Redskins last week and have Jacob Lacey.
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By The Sports Xchange September 2, 2012 4:20 PM