Orchard Park, NY (Sports Network) - The Buffalo Bills released veteran
cornerback Drayton Florence on Friday.
The 31-year-old Florence started all but one of the 46 games he played for
Buffalo over the last three seasons. In 2011, he recorded 50 tackles and three
interceptions, one of which returned for a touchdown in Buffalo's Week 3 win
over New England.
Bills general manager Buddy Nix cited the team's influx of youth for parting
ways with Florence.
"We have some good, young talent at the cornerback position that has
tremendous upside," he said. "They need to take as many of the reps at
practice as they can to continue to develop that talent."
The Bills selected South Carolina cornerback Stephon Gilmore 10th overall in
last week's NFL Draft.
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