The Jacksonville Jaguars signed unrestricted free agent cornerback Drayton Florence to a contract today. Florence spent the past five seasons with the San Diego Chargers where he played in 74 games with 43 starts.
"We're really pleased to be able to add Drayton," Jaguars Head Coach Jack Del Rio said. "This is a move that will significantly strengthen our secondary. Drayton is entering the prime of his career and he's a real good fit for us and our defense."
Florence, 6-0, 195, has career totals of nine interceptions and 47 passes defensed. Florence played in all 16 games in 2007 with 10 starts. He finished with a career-high 66 tackles (54 solo), two interceptions, 10 passes defensed, three tackles for loss and one fumble recovery. He made a key fourth quarter interception in the AFC Wild Card Game against Tennessee to seal the victory.
Florence was originally a second round draft choice of the Chargers in the 2003 draft out of Tuskegee. He attended Vanguard High School in Ocala, Fla.