WR Floyd agrees to sign with hometown Vikings
- Author: Joanne Flowers May 12, 2017,
May 12, 2017, 2:55
Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that the Vikings signed free agent Michael Floyd.
A former star at Cretin-Derham Hall high school, Floyd, 27, had his best year for the Arizona Cardinals in 2013. "Can't wait to get to work #SkolVikes".
Floyd, who was selected 13th overall by the Cardinals in the 2012 NFL Draft, spent roughly five seasons in Arizona before being cut by the team in December following a DUI arrest where Floyd was hit with seven charges, including extreme DUI for blowing a.217. The incident was captured on police bodycam video.
Floyd brings a troubled past to Minnesota, as he was also suspended from team activities at Notre Dame in the spring of 2011 for a drunken driving citation. He had a blood-alcohol level of.217. He is now under house arrest and won't be able to leave Arizona until June, per Ben Goessling of ESPN. The Patriots could receive an additional comp pick if LeGarrette Blount is signed before July 22, since they gave him an unrestricted tender, a source told ProFootballTalk.
The Minnesota Vikings' decision Wednesday to sign Michael Floyd, to a one-year contract worth $1.5 million, can't be fully contextualized until we have two pieces of information: how much guaranteed money the Vikings gave the St. Paul native, and what kind of a suspension the National Football League will issue for Floyd's DUI arrest in December. While he is still on house arrest in Arizona, he now has a contract to with his hometown team, the Minnesota Vikings.
Where (and if) he'll fit into Teddy Bridgewater's/Sam Bradford's Vikings receiver corps is unclear. Zimmer has said he expects Treadwell will be much improved in 2017, but he will have to compete with a group that includes Floyd, sixth-year receiver Jarius Wright and rookies Rodney Adams and Stacy Coley for playing time behind Diggs and Thielen.
During his career, Floyd has 3,781 receiving yards on 246 catches.