D. Florence to Jags, Plus Other Early Afternoon Moves
Free agent cornerback Drayton Florence agreed to a contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars that includes approximately $12 million in guaranteed money.
He leaves the San Diego Chargers.
Florence lost his starting job with the Chargers this past season but was regarded as one of the better cornerbacks available in unrestricted free agency. He had 10 interceptions in five seasons in San Diego.
The Jaguars helped their defense a day after focusing on their offense by signing wide receiver Jerry Porter and backup quarterback Cleo Lemon on Friday.
In other moves so far today:
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed defensive end Jimmy Wilkerson, an unrestricted free agent formerly with the Kansas City Chiefs, to a two-year deal.
The Philadelphia Eagles completed a five-year deal with free agent defensive end Chris Clemons, formerly of the Oakland Raiders (and a one-time Washington Redskin). It also appears that the Eagles, after signing free agent cornerback Asante Samuel on Friday, are listening to trade offers for cornerback Lito Sheppard.
Safety Erik Coleman, formerly of the New York Jets, agreed to a four-year, $10 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons that includes a $3 million signing bonus.
Free agent cornerback Ricardo Colclough agreed to a two-year, $4 million deal with the Carolina Panthers. He had been with the Cleveland Browns.
Veteran safety John Lynch agreed to a reworked contract with a reduced salary to remain with the Denver Broncos.
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