Can Florence Start for Jaguars?

Drayton Florence was ready to make a move and the opportunity to return within 100 miles of his hometown of Ocala was too good to pass up when the Jaguars came courting the 27-year-old free-agent cornerback who played his first five NFL seasons with San Diego.

Florence had been a starter for the Chargers up to last year when Antonio Cromartie came in took away his starting role. Florence called it more of a business decision that the Chargers made rather than him flat out losing his job.

"They (Chargers) knew I was coming up on my last year and (Cromartie) really didn't have much experience," he said. "So to do what was better for the team, they started him after the 10th game of the season. They put me into the nickel situation and like a pro, you've just got to play your role. That's what I did. Things worked out for me in the end."

Now Florence will look to make a strong enough impression on the coaches to move into a starting role at cornerback which would likely push regular Brian Williams into a safety spot.

QUOTE TO NOTE:
"Oh yeah. Competition creates a good atmosphere. It creates an atmosphere of winning and that's what they're trying to create in Jacksonville." -- Recently acquired cornerback Drayton Florence when asked about if he'll be a contender for a starting spot at cornerback for the Jaguars.


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