The news isn’t terribly surprising, seeing that Florence struggled in 2011 and the team brought in rookies Stephon Gilmore and Ron Brooks. Though he saw a ton of playing time over the past two years, Florence gave up big plays and didn’t play with any desirable level of consistency.
Set to make $4 million this season with the Bills, he will now try to latch on with another club before camp.
But what does this mean for the Bills?
Florence’s departure has immediate effects on several other players, and it signals the start of a youth movement in the Bills’ secondary.
Here are five results from the news and what it means for the Bills.