Florence was released by the team on Friday in what was regarded as a mild surprise after Buffalo spent much of the offseason improving what has been a porous defense. Florence is a nine-year NFL veteran, who had 45 starts in 46 games during a three-year stint with the Bills.
He had two years left on his contract and was scheduled to make a base salary of $4 million this season.
Florence took the news in stride in a message posted on his Twitter account. He wrote "Business is business," adding that he's moving on and thanked his fans for their support.
General manager Buddy Nix said the decision to release Florence was made to allow other players to develop.
"Our defense has gone through a number of changes since the end of the season, and we feel that it's necessary to give these young corners an opportunity to be in the lineup," Nix said in a statement issued by the team.