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Sharrif Floyd | Defensive Lineman | #73

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 311
College: Florida
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (23) / MIN
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Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd (knee scope) is expected to miss 5-6 weeks.
The absence is lengthy enough that Floyd might become a candidate for I.R., and eventually I.R.-return. The Vikings will continue to use more of Shamar Stephen in Floyd's absence. Stephen has been terrific against the run. Sep 25 - 8:04 AM

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Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd underwent a "clean-up" operation on his left knee Thursday, and is without a date for a return.

Floyd is week to week, but that was already the case before he went under the knife. He'll miss at least the next two games, and probably more. Floyd has barely practiced since August 5. Floyd is a big loss, but the Vikings' defense has remained stout without him. Floyd missed three games last season and two in 2014.
Sep 22 - 3:47 PM

The Vikings have ruled out DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) and CB Xavier Rhodes (knee) for Week 2 versus Green Bay.

Asked whether he was surprised Floyd is missing time again on Friday, coach Mike Zimmer replied "I'm kind of used to it." Floyd and Rhodes' absences are a big blow to Minnesota's pass defense ahead of Sunday's clash with Aaron Rodgers.
Sep 16 - 2:14 PM

Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) has not practiced since August 5.

There have not been many updates on Floyd's injury, but he did not make the trip to Cincinnati last week and does not appear particularly close to returning. It is likely he will be ready for the season opener, but that cannot be taken for granted given Floyd's injury history.
Aug 15 - 9:06 AM

Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd (knee, ankle) is not participating in OTAs.

Floyd missed three games and parts of others last season with what was labeled a foot injury that required a piece of cartilage to be removed from the area. He missed time in 2014 with a knee issue. Coach Mike Zimmer expects Floyd to be ready for camp. Floyd played well against the run and pass in 2015.
May 27 - 10:21 AM

Vikings exercised DT Sharrif Floyd's fifth-year option for 2017.

The option is worth $6.76 million. Despite injury issues the last two seasons, Floyd has become one of the most effective tackles in the league. If he can put together a healthy season, he should be looking at a hefty extension.
May 2 - 10:55 AM

The Vikings are expected to pick up DT Sharrif Floyd’s fifth-year option.

It’s an easy decision. Floyd is the anchor of Minnesota’s line, grading positively in both pass rushing and stopping the run. He’ll make $6.76 million in 2017.
Apr 23 - 7:25 PM

Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd (foot) and MLB Eric Kendricks (ribs) have been ruled out for Week 9.

They'll have to face Todd Gurley without two of their best front-seven defenders. Additionally, SLB Anthony Barr (low back) is listed as questionable.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 02:31:00 PM

Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd had a "piece of cartilage taken out" of his left foot, and is in a walking boot.

Floyd was inactive for Sunday's win over the Lions. Speaking Monday, coach Mike Zimmer declined to provide a timetable for his return. Floyd has been having a nice season in the middle of Minnesota's line.
Mon, Oct 26, 2015 03:19:00 PM

Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) has been ruled out of Week 15 against the Lions.

Floyd has played limited snaps the last two weeks while dealing with a knee injury. With the Vikings officially eliminated from the playoffs, there is no reason to risk the talented young defensive lineman. Shamar Stephen will start in his place. With OLB Anthony Barr (knee) and S Robert Blanton (ankle/knee) also out, the Vikings' defense will struggle to contain a resurgent Lions offense.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 09:09:00 AM

Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd is questionable for Week 12 with a knee injury.

Floyd missed practice on Thursday and Friday after banging knees with a teammate in Wednesday's session. An MRI earlier in the week showed no structural damage, and Floyd said his knee felt good on Friday. Floyd has four sacks and has been solid against the run during his sophomore campaign. His loss would be a big one for the Vikings' defense.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 12:20:00 PM

Vikings second-year DT Sharrif Floyd admitted he ballooned up to 330 pounds as a rookie.

Floyd weighed in at 6'3/297 at last year's Combine. He gave up eating meat this past March and is back down to 300. This could obviously be to blame for Floyd's sluggish rookie year. He didn't make much of an impact as a pass rusher or play the run that well. Now, Floyd's being counted on to start next to Linval Joseph. Some believe Floyd can be coach Mike Zimmer's next Geno Atkins.
Fri, Aug 22, 2014 09:43:00 AM

Second-year DT Sharrif Floyd is expected to start at 3-technique this season.

Kevin Williams signed with the Seahawks last week, confirming Floyd's big chance. He'll slide in as Mike Zimmer's new Geno Atkins, and certainly has the athletic ability to improve significantly on an underwhelming rookie year. Floyd's only competition is free agent pickup Tom Johnson.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 10:07:00 AM

Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd says he's excited to play for new coach Mike Zimmer.

Floyd, the No. 23 pick in last April's draft, projects to fill the Geno Atkins role as an interior pass rusher in Minnesota. He recorded 2.5 sacks as a rookie while rotating in behind Kevin Williams. Williams is now a free agent and may not return. NFL Films guru Greg Cosell called Floyd "without question" the top talent in the 2013 draft. Floyd drew comparisons to Warren Sapp last winter.
Fri, Jan 17, 2014 12:33:00 PM

USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd (knee scope) is "100 percent fine," and could play were it the regular season.

Floyd is just one week removed from going under the knife, but has 13 more days to heal up. His health has taken on increased importance after DT Kevin Williams injured his knee in Sunday's preseason game. Floyd would be thrust into the starting lineup if Williams' MRI turned up something serious.
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 10:02:00 AM

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