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Michael Floyd | Wide Receiver | #18

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 220
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (13) / ARZ
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Suspended WR Michael Floyd has been playing with the "Vikings’ top three-receiver package" and has made "several impressive sideline catches" in training camp.
Coach Mike Zimmer showed his support, saying "[Floyd looked] pretty dang good." Floyd is suspended four games, but he has a chance to make an impact after that in three-receiver sets. After showing potential in Arizona, Floyd's career has been spiraling downward. This suspension may have served as a wake-up call for the talented 27-year-old underachiever. Aug 5 - 10:55 AM

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NFL suspended Vikings WR Michael Floyd four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Floyd was arrested for DUI in December and tested positive for alcohol during his house arrest, violating the terms of his sentence. He claimed the positive test was triggered by Kombucha tea, an excuse met with plenty of skepticism. Floyd was awful last year, hauling in just 33-of-71 targets over 13 games for New England and Arizona. Already on thin ice with his new team, Floyd's four-game ban gives the Vikings a ready-made excuse to move on from the troubled 27-year-old.
Jul 14 - 4:15 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has informed Michael Floyd he will be released if the team determines he was lying about his Kombucha tea defense in his drinking case.

Sentenced to house arrest in his DUI case, Floyd promptly failed three "self-administered Breathalyzer tests" last month. He insisted the failure was the result of consuming too much Kombucha tea. It's a dubious defense, to put it mildly, but the matter has already been settled in the courts. Unless he fails another test, Floyd is probably home free with Zimmer and the Vikings.
Jul 13 - 4:51 PM

The Minneapolis Star-Tribune expects Michael Floyd to make the Vikings' 53-man roster.

GM Rick Spielman issued Floyd a statement of support on Monday, and beat writer Matt Vensel correctly surmises the Vikings wouldn't be going to all this trouble if they didn't expect Floyd to be on their Week 1 roster. It's also safe to assume that Floyd is out of second chances, and will be cut at the next hint of trouble.
Jun 27 - 1:57 PM

Vikings GM Rick Spielman said the organization "believes" in Michael Floyd, and he will remain on the club's roster and report for training camp.

Floyd boneheadedly consumed alcohol just days before his house arrest sentence was set to expire earlier this month, and he was sentenced to one day in jail in Arizona on Monday. He got off extremely light and will keep his job at the same time. Floyd won't be guaranteed to make the final 53-man roster out of camp and is certainly facing a league-mandated suspension from Roger Goodell.
Jun 26 - 7:05 PM

Vikings WR Michael Floyd has been sentenced to one day in jail for violating the terms of his house arrest.

Floyd, who isn't allowed to drink alcohol as part of his house arrest arrangement, allegedly failed five different tests. He absurdly blamed the failures on Kombucha tea. The judge wasn't having it. Floyd is lucky to escape with only a day in jail. It's unclear how safe his Vikings' roster spot is. Floyd was signed just 47 days ago.
Jun 26 - 4:44 PM

Michael Floyd's agent confirmed a TMZ report that he tested positive for alcohol earlier this week.

Floyd failed multiple BAC tests after allegedly drinking Kombucha teas. He was only five days away from completing his home arrest, but could now be headed back to jail. Floyd's next step is to appear in court on June 26 to explain the situation. Regardless of the outcome, his Vikings future is in jeopardy.
Jun 16 - 6:45 PM

TMZ Sports reports Michael Floyd has violated terms of his arrest by testing positive for alcohol.

Unbelievable. Floyd's alcohol monitoring system reportedly flagged him five times earlier this week. At least three of those were deemed "high alcohol tests," and Floyd allegedly blew BAC counts of .044 and .055 on two of them. Under terms of his house arrest stemming from his extreme DUI last year, Floyd isn't permitted to have a single drop of alcohol. He's blaming the failed tests on an herbal tea. If the court determines Floyd broke the rules, he could be headed back to jail. He's due back in court on June 26 in Arizona to "explain" the failed tests.
Source: TMZ Sports
Jun 16 - 12:14 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer believes the team has a "good support system" in place for Michael Floyd.

Floyd's career hit rock bottom last year after his second DUI arrest, getting cut by Arizona before spending two underwhelming months in Foxboro. Despite his struggles -- Floyd remains under house arrest until June 17 -- Zimmer felt comfortable giving him a second chance. "He's from here," said Zimmer. "I think he has a good support system with [former Notre Dame teammates] Harrison Smith and Kyle Rudolph, partly." Floyd will try to carve a role behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen.
Source: ESPN.com
May 21 - 10:20 AM

Michael Floyd's home confinement sentence resulting from his DUI arrest has been transferred to Minnesota.

Floyd was arrested for "extreme DUI" in Arizona last December. He pleaded guilty in February and was sentenced to 24 days in jail and 96 more under house arrest. The house arrest runs through June 17, but the transfer means he can begin practicing with the Vikings next week. If he has his act together, Floyd has the talent to push for playing time behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen.
May 18 - 12:03 PM

Vikings signed WR Michael Floyd, formerly of the Patriots, to a one-year contract.

The deal is worth roughly $1.5 million and can reach $6 million via incentives. The Vikings were the only team connected to Floyd in free agency, and he can't report to the club until June as he continues to serve a house arrest sentence stemming from last year's DUI. A Minnesota native, Floyd was the No. 13 overall pick of the Cardinals in 2012 before his career came crashing down in 2016. He was inactive for the Super Bowl with the Patriots and won't be guaranteed a roster spot on the Vikings. Still, Floyd's signing is another ominous sign for 2016 first-rounder Laquon Treadwell.
May 10 - 3:22 PM

ESPN's Mike Reiss confirms free agent Michael Floyd won't be back with the Patriots in 2017.

The Patriots took a flyer on Floyd after the Cardinals cut him for his second DUI arrest, but he only caught four passes in two regular season games for New England and was a healthy scratch for most of the playoffs. After getting Danny Amendola to accept a pay cut and acquiring Brandin Cooks from New Orleans, there's simply no room for Floyd in Foxboro. It's been a quiet free agency for Floyd, who has only drawn interest from the Redskins and Vikings. He's still under house arrest through June 17.
Source: ESPN.com
May 7 - 8:39 AM

KSTP's Darren Wolfson reports the Vikings are interested in free agent Michael Floyd.

Per Wolfon, the Vikings are "highly, highly interested." He also reports the Redskins are considering the ex-Cardinal. It's the first we've heard of Floyd in months. He drew zero initial interest in free agency, and has yet to make a visit. Floyd looked lost on the field for Arizona last season, and was then popped for "extreme" DUI, leading to his release. He did zero with the Patriots after being claimed off waivers. The Vikings' receiver depth chart is shaky behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen.
May 4 - 7:07 PM

ESPN's Mike Reiss believes the Patriots re-signing free agent Michael Floyd is a "long shot" after the addition of Brandin Cooks.

Sentenced to 24 days in jail and 96 days of home detention as a result of his in-season extreme DUI, Floyd hasn't drawn an ounce of known interest. With Cooks added to the mix in New England, there doesn't appear to be room for Floyd. ESPN Lions reporter Michael Rothstein thinks Floyd could make sense in Detroit.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 24 - 11:00 AM

ESPN's Mike Reiss believes the Patriots could be interested in bringing back free agent Michael Floyd, but only at the right price.

Reiss believes the Patriots value Floyd's "physical presence," though his questionable chemistry with Tom Brady raised red flags. Floyd didn't grasp New England's offense as quickly as the team hoped, which led to him being a healthy scratch for the last two playoff games. It probably won't cost much to keep Floyd, which could work to the Patriots' advantage. But if Floyd's price rises, it's doubtful New England would get in a bidding war. Floyd is currently serving a 120-day jail sentence following his second DUI.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 26 - 8:52 AM

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4Teddy Bridgewater
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2Latavius Murray
3Jerick McKinnon
4Terrell Newby
5Bronson Hill
GLB1Dalvin Cook
2Latavius Murray
3RB1Dalvin Cook
2Jerick McKinnon
FB1C.J. Ham
WR11Stefon Diggs
2Jarius Wright
3Rodney Adams
4Isaac Fruechte
5Stacy Coley
WR21Adam Thielen
2Laquon Treadwell
3Michael Floyd
4Cayleb Jones
5Moritz Bohringer
WR31Laquon Treadwell
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2David Morgan
3Bucky Hodges
4Kyle Carter
5Nick Truesdell
LT1Riley Reiff
2Reid Fragel
3Rashod Hill
LG1Alex Boone
2Zac Kerin
3Austin Shepherd
4Freddie Tagaloa
C1Pat Elflein
2Nick Easton
RG1Joe Berger
2T.J. Clemmings
3Willie Beavers
4Danny Isidora
RT1Mike Remmers
2Jeremiah Sirles
3Aviante Collins
K1Kai Forbath
2Marshall Koehn