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Michael Floyd | Wide Receiver | #18

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/27/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
College: Notre Dame
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (13) / ARZ
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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

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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

Impending free agent Michael Floyd pled guilty to one count of extreme DUI Thursday in Scottsdale City Court.

The other six counts were dismissed. Floyd will serve a 120-day jail sentence, including 24 days in county jail and 96 days of home detention. He also must complete 30 hours of community service and pay a $5,115.99 fine. It's not a worst case scenario for Floyd, but it's pretty close. There was no way he was going to avoid jail time after blowing a .217. Coming off a down year, Floyd's free agent prospects aren't looking good.
Feb 17 - 2:08 PM

Michael Floyd is among the Patriots' inactives for Super Bowl 51.

Floyd struggled against the Texans in the Divisional Round and was declared inactive for New England's final two games. An impending free agent, Floyd turned 27 a little over two months ago. He may have to settle for one-year, prove-it contract offers on the open market. The rest of the Patriots' Super Bowl inactives are CB Cyrus Jones, CB Justin Coleman, OT LaAdrian Waddle, RB D.J. Foster, QB Jacoby Brissett, and S Jordan Richards.
Feb 5 - 4:34 PM

According to ESPN Patriots reporter Michael Reiss, "barring an unexpected change," Michael Floyd will be inactive for Super Bowl LI against the Falcons.

He'll be a healthy scratch for the second game in a row. Floyd has shown very little since joining the Patriots in Week 15 and isn't needed now that Danny Amendola and Malcolm Mitchell are both healthy. The 27-year-old has had a massively disappointing contract year and could be facing jail time following a December DUI arrest. It could be a quiet free agent market for the former first-rounder.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 5 - 10:31 AM

Impending free agent Michael Floyd hopes to re-sign with the Patriots.

"I hope to be back in Foxborough," Floyd said Thursday. "I love it here. I hope that I can make that happen, for sure." It's not exactly surprising, but free agents to be often adopt softer, more diplomatic tones. The feeling may not be mutual, as the Pats will receive a compensatory draft pick if they let Floyd walk. Floyd was a healthy scratch for the AFC Championship Game. Still only 27, the former first-rounder definitely still has upside.
Source: ESPN Boston
Feb 2 - 8:43 PM

Patriots WR Michael Floyd is a healthy scratch for the AFC Championship Game.

Floyd was dreadful in last week's win over the Texans, and is paying the price with everything on the line for the Patriots this evening. Malcolm Mitchell is active, and should return to his pre-Floyd snaps/usage level.
Jan 22 - 5:14 PM

Michael Floyd caught 1-of-3 targets for nine yards in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Texans.

Floyd started in three-receiver sets with Malcolm Mitchell (knee) inactive, but we wouldn't be surprised to see Mitchell back in there next week. Floyd's first target bounced off his hands and to Texans CB A.J. Bouye, while a third-quarter Floyd drop nearly got Tom Brady intercepted again. Floyd was also flagged for offensive pass interference midway through the third quarter. Albeit long on talent, Floyd is nothing if not inconsistent.
Jan 14 - 11:53 PM

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