Posted Thu May 10th by Monty
The Denver Broncos continued to address their secondary Thursday, coming to terms with free agent cornerback Drayton Florence, formerly of the Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers, FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer first reported. The team and Florence each confirmed the news on their respective Twitter accounts.
The Broncos and Florence reportedly agreed to a two-year deal worth $4.5-$5.5 million. By comparison, recently released cornerback Andre Goodman was due $4.62 million in 2012 alone. The Broncos got a similar player for half the price.
In nine years with the Chargers, Jaguars and Bills, Florence has accrued 17 interceptions for two touchdowns and three forced fumbles. A starter for the Bills the past three seasons, he tallied 168 tackles and 38 passes defensed in Buffalo.
Florence visited the Tennessee Titans earlier this week (sorry again Tennessee), while the Chargers were also said to have interest in their former corner.
Florence’s best days are behind him, but he’ll push for a starting job and at the very least add depth to Denver’s secondary. I like the move.