NFL free agency rumors: Drayton Florence visits Panthers, takes physical

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The free agent cornerback is visiting with the Panthers on Wednesday, and is scheduled to take a physical with the team.

Free agent cornerback Drayton Florence will take a physical on Wednesday for the Carolina Panthers, according to a tweet from NFL Network's Albert Breer. Florence played in eight games for the Detroit Lions in 2012, recording 17 tackles and an interception despite dealing with multiple injury issues.

The Panthers could use a boost in the secondary, which has gotten thinner after the retirement of Chris Gamble. Of the remaining cornerbacks on the roster, none have more than three years of experience, so Florence could add a nice and stabilizing veteran presence to the defensive backfield if he does sign with Carolina.

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A nine-year NFL veteran, Florence has spent time with the Chargers, Jaguars, Bills, and Lions, and has 18 career interceptions to his credit.

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