That process has already begun for the Lions as they’ve agreed to terms with cornerback Drayton Florence, according to a league source.
“A setback is nothing but a setup for a comeback <Detroit Lions> lets get ready for St. Louis,” Florence tweeted Sunday afternoon.
“We would like to welcome Drayton Florence to the Lions!” Osgood wrote.
The deal became more official Sunday after Florence visited Allen Park and took a physical.
Florence was part of the Broncos final cuts and his release was a bit of a surprise after Denver gave him a $1.5 million signing bonus this offseason. He was ultimately beat out of playing time by Chris Harris and Tony Carter in Denver.
Florence, 31, brings immediate experience to a Lions cornerback group that, behind veteran
Florence was a second-round pick of the Chargers in 2003 and has 96 career starts in stints with the Chargers, Jaguars and Bills over his nine-year NFL career. He spent the last three seasons as a starter with the Bills recording 168 tackles, seven interceptions and defended 38 passes.
The team hasn't announced a transaction to make room on the roster for Florence.
The Lions also signed receiver Kris Durham (6-6, 215) to their practice squad on Sunday.
Durham was among the Seahawks’ final cuts on Friday. He was a fourth-round pick by the Seahawks out of Georgia last season, but only played in three games before landing on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. He had three catches for 30 yards last season.
Durham played at Georgia with Lions quarterback
He will join offensive lineman Rodney Austin, running back Stephfon Green, cornerback Ross Weaver, linebacker Carmen Messina and wide receiver Patrick Edwards on the practice squad. The Lions have two spots remaining on their practice squad.