View Full Version : Drayton Florence is a Charger - for now

06-25-2007, 11:48 AM
OCALA - This is Drayton Florence's time of year. Now is when he separates himself from the pretenders, those who believe they're bigger or stronger or faster or just plain better than he is.

Florence is entering his fifth season with the San Diego Chargers, and unless something happens, it will be his last. Not that the Vanguard High School product would admit to that possibility.

"You've got to be open-minded about everything," he said. "You can't close any avenues."

And yet, as far as a new contract is concerned - this is the last season on his current contract - Florence would only say that no decision would be made at present.

His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has talked with Charger officials, according to Florence. But with nothing decided, it seems Florence has decided to test free agency following the season, saying a decision would not be made "until the season's over. Nothing's going to happen until then. I plan to test the waters."

"This is my last year (on my contract). This is the year."