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Drayton Florence

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 16: Drayton Florence #31 of the Detroit Lions breaks this long pass up to Vernon Davis #85 of the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter of an NFL football game at Candlestick Park on September 16, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Lions CB Florence On IR-Return

The Lions, who were already missing safety Louis Delmas, and cornerbacks Chris Houston and Bill Bentley before Sunday’s loss at San Francisco, lost cornerback Drayton Florence for at least eight weeks with a broken arm.

97.1 The Ticket–09/20/2012

Drayton Florence #29 of the Buffalo Bills celebrates during an NFL game on September 18, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Newcomer Florence Could Start At Cornerback Sunday

There is a chance the Lions could open the season with two starting cornerbacks who weren’t with the team a week ago.

97.1 The Ticket–09/04/2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 27: Drayton Florence #29 and Aaron Williams #23 of the Buffalo Bills celebrate an interception against the New York Jets during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 27, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Lions Sign Florence, Release Silva

The Detroit Lions have signed cornerback Drayton Florence and released safety Ricardo Silva.

97.1 The Ticket–09/04/2012