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Sharrif Floyd | Defensive Lineman | #73

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/28/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 311
College: Florida
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (23) / MIN
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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he's "optimistic" DT Sharrif Floyd (knee) will play this year but admitted, "I really don't know."
Floyd is still dealing with nerve trouble stemming from last year's meniscus surgery. Multiple reports have suggested his playing career could be in jeopardy. With Floyd still in limbo, the Vikings added some insurance by drafting Iowa DT Jaleel Johnson with the No. 109 overall pick on Saturday. Apr 29 - 2:08 PM

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USA Today's Tom Pelissero reports Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd's career is in jeopardy due to complications from his 2016 knee operation.

Per Pelissero, the nerve that controls Floyd's quad was "disrupted" during the September procedure to repair his meniscus. The quad "still isn't firing." Floyd's agent declined comment on Pelissero's report, but offered the following statement: "Sharrif is rehabbing, has seen some of the best doctors in the country, will continue to rehab and hopefully, this will heal sooner than later." The issue limited Floyd to one game last season as a 5-6 week timeline got longer and longer. The 2013 first-rounder turns 26 in May.
Source: USA Today
Mar 30 - 4:16 PM

Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd's $6.757 million salary for 2017 became guaranteed on Thursday.

It's the value of his fifth-year team option the club exercised last offseason. Floyd ended up missing the final 15 games of last season after knee issues from the previous season required surgery. GM Rick Spielman refused to commit to Floyd back in February, but this essentially locks him in for 2017. Floyd was strong against the run and a plus pass rusher from the inside in 2014 and 2015.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 10 - 9:33 AM

Vikings GM Rick Spielman wouldn't commit to DT Sharrif Floyd returning in 2017.

"He is under contract for the Minnesota Vikings next year," Spielman dodged. "We did miss Sharrif because when he is healthy he’s a significant part of our defense and can make a difference in games when he’s in there." Health is the sticking point as Floyd missed all but one game last year to a clean-up knee procedure. He's the Vikings' best interior lineman behind Linval Joseph, but those health concerns have his status up in the air. Minnesota has until March 9 to pick up Floyd's $6M option.
Feb 24 - 5:25 PM

When asked about DT Sharrif Floyd's 2017 status, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said, "We'll see."

"Sharrif is under contract and I know [GM Rick Spielman] is in charge with all that," Zimmer said. "So, we'll see where it goes." Floyd played 25 snaps in Week 1 but missed the rest of the season after undergoing a "clean-up" procedure on his knee. The former No. 23 overall pick has missed 20 games through four seasons. His $6.757 million salary isn't guaranteed until March.
Jan 4 - 9:52 AM

Vikings placed DT Sharrif Floyd (knee surgery) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Floyd's lone 2016 appearance came in Week 1. He underwent a "clean-up" operation in September, and began a waiting game that never ended. The 2013 first-rounder has been dealing with knee issues since last offseason. Headed into the final year of his rookie deal, it's not an ideal time to have a lost season. Floyd has been inconsistent, but still only 25, has lots of upside. As long as his health cooperates, he'll be a bounce-back candidate in a 2017 contract year.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 02:21:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 08:04:00 AM

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.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 03:47:00 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.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 02:14:00 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.
Mon, Aug 15, 2016 09:06:00 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, May 27, 2016 10:21:00 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.
Mon, May 2, 2016 10:55:00 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.
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 07:25:00 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

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