Drayton Florence defends New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. (William Perlman/The Star-Ledger via US PRESSWIRE)

Broncos Sign CB Drayton Florence

I imagine the Denver Broncos veteran cornerbacks sitting in rocking chairs, stroking their beards, and talking about the good old days.

Ok, maybe they’re not that old, but they are experienced. The team released Andre Goodman in the offseason to make room for Tracy Porter who played for New Orleans the past four seasons. Then Thursday afternoon, the team signed 31-year old former Bills cornerback Drayton Florence to a two-year deal worth $2.5 million (with $1 million of incentives).

Porter and Florence will try to provide better balance on the right side as Champ Bailey has the left side locked down.

Florence is no stranger to the AFC West. He played for the Chargers for five seasons to begin his career. Last season he had 50 tackles, 3 interceptions (1 returned for a touchdowns), and 1 forced fumble. The Bills signed Florence to a three-year deal worth $15 million nine months ago, but then cut him. The likely reason why the Broncos picked him up is because Jack Del Rio is familiar with him from his days in Jacksonville.

Having three experienced corners with starting experience can only help the talented young guys like Chris Harris, Cassius Vaughn, and Omar Bolden.

Nice pick up for the Broncos’ secondary here.

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