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Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Date of Birth:  11/27/1989
Age:  32
Height  6'2"
Weight:   220
College:  Notre Dame
Drafted:  2012 | Round 1 | Pick 13
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Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR


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Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

The Ravens released Michael Floyd.

On a roster with a crowded group of young receivers, Floyd probably really needed to stand out to make Baltimore's final roster. The 29-year-old should draw interest around the league as a big-bodied target.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

The Ravens are signing Michael Floyd, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

It's reportedly a one-year deal for Floyd. The 29-year-old hasn't been able to find a long-term home since he was released by the Cardinals in December 2016, playing for the Patriots, Redskins, and Vikings since then. The big receiver will look to become a reliable target for Lamar Jackson in Baltimore, and he'll be battling for a roster spot.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd catches two passes against the Eagles.

Floyd gained 15 yards on his two receptions in Washington's Week 17 loss. Floyd's regular season ends with ten receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown. He's still just 29 and should draw interest this offseason.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd scores in Redskins' loss.

Floyd caught one pass for seven yards and a touchdown in the Week 16 loss to the Titans. The score was on a swing pass in the second quarter. Later in the game, he had a chance with another nice game to set his team up inside the five-yard line, but he couldn't come up with a perfect throw on a post route in traffic. Floyd isn't a highly-recommended fantasy option in Week 17 against the Eagles.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd caught two passes for 16 yards in Sunday's win over Jacksonville.

Floyd has just 78 scoreless yards in Washington, so he can stay on the waiver wire for the fantasy championship.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd catches one pass in loss to the Eagles.

It went for nine yards, but he also made a good play to disrupt a potential interception in Philadelphia territory. Floyd won't be a fantasy option down the stretch as Mark Sanchez steps in as the starter.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd catches one pass in Week 11.

Floyd gained 18 yards on his lone receptions versus the Texans. Floyd isn't a fantasy option right now.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd catches two passes in Week 10.

Floyds gained 15 yards in the Redskins' win, doubling his catch total entering the game. The veteran receiver isn't a fantasy option at the moment.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd catches one pass in Week 7.

Floyd's lone reception went for 20 yards—his first reception as a member of the Redskins. The veteran receiver had a chance at a Hail Mary catch at the end of the first half, but the ball hit his chest; it certainly could have been caught, but it was in some traffic. Floyd is not a fantasy option right now.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

The Redskins are signing Michael Floyd, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Washington already added former first-round pick Breshad Perriman earlier today, so this makes it two big former first-round receivers added to the roster in just a few hours. Floyd isn't on the fantasy radar at the moment, but he's a big-bodied receiver that can make plays down the field and in the red zone. Perriman and Floyd might eventually push Josh Doctson for playing time with the Redskins.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd has been released by the Saints, according to multiple reports.

Floyd was a late signing for New Orleans, and he seemed to face long odds at a roster spot in a deep group. The former first-round pick is still in his prime at 28, but he's caught just 14 passes for New England and Minnesota over the past two years. It will be interesting to see if a receiver-needy team takes a flier on him at some point soon.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

The Saints have signed wide receiver Michael Floyd, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Floyd spent last season with the Vikings, catching ten passes for 78 yards in 11 games. Entering his seventh NFL season, Floyd is still only 28 years old (29 in November), and he averages 15.1 yards per reception in his career. It's been a handful of years since Floyd's 65-reception, 1,041-yard, five-touchdown season with the Cardinals in 2013, but the former first-round pick should be able to help a team. He'll compete for a reserve role this summer.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd doesn't catch a pass in Week 17.

He was targeted on a deep ball, but it was thrown out of bounds. Floyd's first regular season with Minnesota ends with ten receptions for 78 yards. He'll mix in on offense during the postseason.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd catches one pass against Green Bay.

Floyd didn't gain any yards on his lone reception. The big receiver's role isn't big enough to be a viable fantasy option right now.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd caught two passes for 20 yards in Sunday's win over the Falcons.

Both numbers are season highs, as Floyd is typically used as a dependable blocker for the Vikings. He isn't a fantasy option heading into he fantasy playoffs.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd caught two passes for 16 yards in Sunday's win.

Floyd has five receptions for 47 yards on the season. He should be on the waiver wire in redraft leagues.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd barely plays in Week 10.

Floyd didn't get much time against the Redskins, as his only snaps might've come when teammate Adam Thielen got the wind knocked out of him. Despite his potential, Floyd doesn't need to be on fantasy rosters right now, even in deeper leagues.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd catches one pass in Week 8.

Floyd’s lone reception went for seven yards. He came into the game battling a hamstring injury, so he’ll take the bye week to get that closer to 100% if it’s not there yet.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd (hamstring) is active for Week 8.

Floyd seemed to be more iffy than Stefon Diggs (groin), but they are both ready to go against the Browns. Floyd isn't a recommended fantasy option, but he'll mix in on offense and look to make some big plays for the Vikings.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday.

Floyd was limited all week in practice, so he'll probably be a game-time call like last week. Considering the Vikings have a Week 9 bye, the team might opt to get their big receiver to 100% and not risk further injury this Sunday against Cleveland.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd (hamstring) was limited in today's practice.

Floyd appears to be further behind than Stefon Diggs (groin), who practiced fully for the first time in a couple weeks and looks set to return this Sunday. Hopefully Floyd can practice fully tomorrow, and we'll see how he's listed when the official injury report for the game is released in the next 24 hours or so.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd (hamstring) is inactive against the Ravens.

Stefon Diggs (groin) was already declared inactive on Friday, so the Vikings are thin at receiver in a matchup versus the Ravens. Jarius Wright will be the third receiver behind Adam Thielen and Laquon Treadwell, though Thielen is the only recommended fantasy option in a very difficult matchup.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd (hamstring) is questionable for Week 7.

Floyd didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday, but he was able to get in a limited practice today. The team already went ahead and ruled out Stefon Diggs (groin), so perhaps it's a good sign that Floyd is listed as questionable for the game. He'll likely be a game-time decision against the Ravens.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd (hamstring) did not practice today.

Floyd left Sunday's win over the Packers with the injury, and he's questionable at best for this week. Hopefully he's able to get back out there tomorrow or Friday.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd held to one catch in Vikings' win.

It went for five yards. Floyd was a solid speculative play with Stefon Diggs (groin) out, but Laquon Treadwell stepped up in his place for three catches for 51 yards. Now likely locked in as the team's fourth receiver, Floyd can be dropped in all redraft leagues.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd catches one pass in Vikings debut.

Floyd first entered the game on a third down on the second drive of the game for Minnesota. His lone reception was a nice 19-yard catch down the sideline where he got both feet in bounds. The former Cardinal and Patriot was also brought into motion and used as an extra blocker a few times, something he's good at with his big frame. Floyd's role could grow as the season moves forward, and he could become a solid red zone target for the Vikings.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd has been activated by the Vikings.

Floyd is done his four-game suspension and is back for the team. He's ready to go tonight against the Bears, but he's not yet a fantasy option. The talented former first-rounder is someone to keep an eye on, though, and he should give a boost to the Vikings offense.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd catches one pass in the Vikings' third preseason game.

Floyd didn't play with the starters, but that was to be expected with him out the first four games of the season due to a suspension. He had a ten-yard reception in the exhibition versus the Niners, and that was it. Floyd will probably be out there for the team's final preseason game on Thursday night so he can get some more work before his suspension.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd gets targeted three times in Vikings' preseason game against the Seahawks.

Floyd appeared to only play in the first half and caught two of his three targets for 16 yards. Quarterback Sam Bradford targeted Floyd on a deep ball down the left sideline that Floyd had an opportunity to come down with but couldn't. Floyd, who is suspended the first four games of the season, is probably going to make Minnesota's final roster.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Vikings receiver Michael Floyd catches two passes in Week 1 of the preseason.

Floyd had two receptions for 20 yards. Suspended for the first four games of the season, Floyd is likely to get a good amount of playing time this preseason. In Week 2, Minnesota plays Seattle, a team Floyd has had some good success against during his time with the Cardinals.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd has been suspended four games by the NFL, according to Field Yates.

The NFL is handing down the penalties today. Floyd's suspension stems from his extreme DUI last year. He was facing a suspension, but four games is longer than most anticipated, and it's likely his failed alcohol test (from kombucha tea, he claims) contributed to the four games. If Floyd performs well in the preseason and training camp, he should be able to stick around on the roster despite missing four games. However, head coach Mike Zimmer recently said if he finds out Floyd was lying about the kombucha tea causing the failed test that Floyd would be cut. Bottom line: a four-game ban can't help Floyd's chances of making the team. He'll try to make the team and then come back after four games to contribute in Week 5.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Vikings GM Rick Spielman releases statement in support of Michael Floyd.

This was expected. The team supports their new receiver and he'll be there at the start of training camp on July 26. The former first-rounder could emerge as a key target for Sam Bradford.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd gets one day of jail for violating his house arrest.

Floyd, who violated probation by having a high B.A.C. from what he and the team claim was kombucha tea, was found to be in violation of his probation and is sentenced to a day in jail, then he has to finish of the five days left of his house arrest. Ideally, Floyd wouldn't spend a day in jail, but the good news is this situation is sorted out and he won't have any sort of punishment that will affect his standing with the Vikings. Floyd is likely to be the Vikings' fourth receiver behind Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, and Laquon Treadwell this season.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

According to the Pioneer Press, the Vikings have Michael Floyd's back on his probation issues.

Vikings COO Kevin Warren reportedly wrote a letter to be used in Floyd's defense to try to cancel his hearing. The Vikings encourage their players to drink kombucha tea, and that it is "utilized by many professional athletes as a probiotic." Floyd's story seems to line up, and the Vikings being this strong in their backing of Floyd says a lot. If Floyd is cleared, he'll be a contributor to the Vikings this season.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd releases statement regarding TMZ Report.

Floyd's statement explains that he had 96-day home monitoring and passed the first 90 days with a B.A.C. of 0.0 for all 500 tests that he took. The statement claims Floyd drank "several bottles of kombucha tea drinks, unaware that the drinks contain alcohol." Floyd failed four tests then fell asleep for a fifth that morning. The story kind of does check out because he passed 500 tests and it would be incredibly stupid to blow it six days away from the 96 days to end. But it could also be an excuse for a relapse. Now it's up to the courts to decide on June 26.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

TMZ Sports: Michael Floyd violated his probation.

TMZ is reporting that the receiver tested positive for alcohol. Floyd is currently on probation/house arrest and isn't supposed to drink alcohol, so this is a problem. According to TMZ, five tests were "flagged," with three of them testing as "high alcohol tests." Floyd reportedly is blaming the failed test on Kombucha tea, but his B.A.C. was reportedly over .044, making it seem unlikely to be the case. It looks like Floyd might have serious drinking issues (and could be headed back to jail), but we have to wait for all the facts to come out.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

The Vikings are signing Michael Floyd to a one-year deal, according to Ian Rapoport.

It was reported last week that Minnesota was talking to Floyd. After the wheels fell off and he was released by the Cardinals during last season for an extreme DUI, Floyd was a member of the Patriots' Super Bowl team, although inactive for the big game. Now, he'll add to a good Vikings receiving corps that includes Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, and Laquon Treadwell. Floyd will likely compete with Treadwell for a starting job on the team, but they should all get considerable playing time. The main concern for the Vikings is giving Sam Bradford time to hit these receivers. Floyd has some upside as a former 1,000-yard receiver that averages 15.4 yards per catch in his career. The deal can be worth up to $6 million, according to Rapoport, but the base salary is about $1.5 million. Floyd is from Minnesota, so this is a homecoming for him.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Free agent receiver Michael Floyd is talking to teams including the Vikings, according to Adam Schefter.

Schefter reports that Floyd would like to have a deal by the end of next week. Floyd had off the field issues last season, which included an extreme DUI that got him cut by Arizona and led to him latching on with the Super Bowl champion Patriots. Floyd is a former 1,000-yard receiver and averages 15.4 yards per catch in his career.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Free-agent-to-be Michael Floyd is headed to jail for his midseason DUI.

Floyd pled guilty to extreme DUI and will serve 24 days in jail and 96 days in home detention. This certainly hurts his free agency prospects, but he will eventually find a team (likely on a low cost one-year deal).

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd inactive for the Super Bowl.

Chris Hogan, Martellus Bennett, and Malcolm Mitchell—who were all listed as questionable—are playing in the game as expected. It's not a surprise that Floyd is inactive. The Pats will continue with Hogan, Mitchell, Edelman, and Amendola as the main receivers for Tom Brady as the Patriots try to win their fifth Super Bowl.

Michael Floyd is inactive for the AFC Championship.

This isn't a surprise after Floyd seemed to be slightly off with Tom Brady in last week's Divisional Round. Rookie Malcolm Mitchell is active for the game and has been a reliable target this season.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd gets good amount of playing time in playoff win.

Floyd had one reception for nine yards. On a couple of in-breaking routes, Floyd appeared to not be on the same page as Tom Brady, with one leading to an interception. Rookie receiver Malcolm Mitchell was inactive for the game, but he may switch with Floyd next Sunday in the AFC Championship.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd fits in nicely in regular season finale.

Floyd caught three passes for 36 yards and one touchdown in the 35-14 win over Miami. The touchdown definitely earned his some respect as he powered through several defenders near the goal line, but his big block on a Julian Edelman touchdown might have gotten him even more respect. Floyd should have a role even if Malcolm Mitchell and Danny Amendola returned for the postseason. Splitting time with the Patriots and Cardinals, Floyd finishes the regular season of his contract year with 33 catches for 446 yards and four touchdowns.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd caught one pass for six yards in Sunday's blowout victory over the Jets.

Floyd isn't going to be a fantasy option as we close out the fantasy season next Sunday. It'll be interesting to see where he lands in 2017.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

The Patriots claimed wide receiver Michael Floyd off waivers.

A bit of a surprise, as no teams ahead of the Pats on waivers decided to put a claim on Floyd. With Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, and Malcolm Mitchell all playing well, Floyd won't be any better than the fourth wide receiver for the Patriots with Danny Amendola (high ankle sprain) out. Although with Rob Gronkowski out for the season, Floyd gives the Patriots another weapon to use, perhaps in more four wide receiver sets. If anyone knows how to make something work out, it's the Patriots. Floyd isn't really worth a pickup for the final three weeks of the fantasy season, however.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

The Cardinals have cut wide receiver Michael Floyd.

Days after a DUI, the Cardinals decided that was enough and cut him. Floyd has had a massively disappointing contract year. Obviously, the Cardinals will not be re-signing him. A very talented former first-rounder, Floyd should find a new team. However, it's concerning someone could be stupid enough to get a DUI at any point, particularly in his contract season with the team doing bad enough on the field. It will be interesting to see where Floyd lands.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd gets only three targets in Week 14.

He had two catches for 18 yards. It's just not working out this year for Floyd, which is surprising because he's in a contract year. He doesn't need to be rostered.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd catches touchdown in Cardinals' victory.

Floyd caught three passes for 18 yards and the score, and was targeted on another end zone pass that was broken up by Josh Norman. He's been extremely unreliable from a fantasy perspective, but Floyd is am interesting play in the first round of the fantasy playoffs versus the Dolphins and Saints.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd caught two passes for 31 yards in Sunday's loss in Atlanta.

Floyd had a good opportunity against an exploitable Falcons secondary without Desmond Trufant, especially after John Brown left with a hamstring injury, but he could not capitalize. It should be noted that Floyd was coming into the came with a hamstring injury of his own, but it's looking like the passing attack of the Cardinals will not get going in 2016. It's worth keeping Floyd on your bench because he's a good player, but it's unlikely he comes back to hurt you if you drop him.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd (hamstring) is active for the Cardinals against the Falcons.

Floyd had a hamstring issue that caused him to miss practice toward the end of the week. He is good to go in a matchup against a depleted Falcons secondary. Floyd is hard to trust because of the state of the Cardinals receivers aside from Larry Fitzgerald and the hamstring issue that could flare up at any time, but he is a decent fantasy option. Coach Bruce Arians has said they want to get Floyd going and this could be the week. You can put him in your lineup if you're hurting at WR/FLEX. He's a FLEX option this week.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd (hamstring) didn't practice on Thursday.

Not a great sign for Floyd. We'll update you on Friday about his status.

Michael Floyd | Free Agent WR

Michael Floyd fails to do much for Cardinals in Week 11.

He had two catches for 21 yards. It was a hard matchup for Floyd and the Cardinals WRs. Floyd did appear to run as a clear starter ahead of John Brown and J.J. Nelson. Look for him to improve next week against the Falcons. He’ll be a decent FLEX option.

Floyd breaks out for 100-yard game in Week 10.

He had five catches for 101 yards against the 49ers. It's anyone's guess as to how the Cardinals receivers will perform week-to-week. Bruce Arians did say he wants to get Floyd involved in the second half. He's definitely worth adding if he's on you waiver wire, as he had a great second half of the season in 2015. He could be a difference maker down the stretch, but keep him out of your lineup against Minnesota in Week 11 unless you're really hurting at WR/FLEX.