Michael Floyd WR ARI 1 month ago

Floyd was sidelined during the Cardinals' minicamp last week due to a hamstring concern, the Cardinals' official site reports.

On the first day of minicamp, Floyd sat out with what head coach Bruce Arians deemed "a slight hamstring tweak," according to Craig Grialou of Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. Instead, Floyd worked on the side, which indicates the minor nature of the injury and the likelihood that he'll achieve full health in time for the start of training camp on Aug. 1. Even though John Brown is expected to take up a larger portion of the offensive snaps in 2015, Floyd is a decent bet to tally the second 1,000-yard season of his career.

Michael Floyd WR ARI 2 months ago

Floyd is not practicing at minicamp Tuesday because of a minor hamstring tweak, Craig Grialou of 98.7 FM Arizona Sports reports.

Floyd has yet to miss a game through three NFL seasons, and there's no indication of his injury being serious. More important, QB Carson Palmer (torn ACL) is making good progress, with all signs pointing toward him starting against the Saints in Week 1. Floyd thus has a nice opportunity to bounce back from his disappointing 2014, although there's been no shortage of hype surrounding second-year wideout John Brown. If Palmer stays healthy, there should be enough targets to go around, especially with Larry Fitzgerald another year older.

Michael Floyd WR ARI 3 months ago

The Cardinals exercised their fifth-year option on the Floyd's contract, the team's official site reports.

Floyd, the 13th overall pick in the 2012 draft, is thus under contract with the team for the 2016 season, though his salary is guaranteed for injury only. As a result of the move, Floyd -- who will make $1.75 million this coming season -- is now in line to earn about $7.3 million in 2016. In his third NFL campaign (in 2014), Floyd saw an overall dip in his production (47/841/6), but he's a candidate for a bounce-back this coming season, with added stability at the team's QB position presumably on tap, assuming Carson Palmer's health.

Michael Floyd WR ARI 7 months ago

Floyd caught 2-of-8 targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 35-6 loss to the Seahawks.

Floyd made a 32-yard catch over Richard Sherman in the third quarter, when Ryan Lindley surprisingly threw a perfect pass to beat strong coverage. The play was an aberration, as the Cardinals otherwise found it tough to complete even shorter passes, with Lindley finishing just 18-of-44 for 216 yards. Floyd tied John Brown for second on the team in targets, trailing only Larry Fitzgerald's 11. Remarkably disappointing since Week 3, Floyd will be a shaky option for Week 17 against the 49ers, even if Drew Stanton (knee) returns.

Michael Floyd WR ARI 8 months ago

Floyd caught 2-of-3 targets for 55 yards in Thursday's 12-6 win over the Rams.

Floyd blew past the defense for a 49-yard reception in the first half, and he drew a 36-yard pass interference penalty in the third quarter. He also got a look deep down the field on the game's opening drive, but it didn't count as an official target because of a defensive penalty. Floyd thus finished fifth on the team with just three targets, though he was a bit more involved than that number would seem to indicate. He's still been one of the bigger disappointments at wide receiver this season, and Week 16 doesn't offer much hope for a breakout. Drew Stanton was forced out of Thursday's game with a knee injury, leaving Ryan Lindley as the possible starter for a dreadful Week 16 matchup with the Seahawks.

Michael Floyd WR ARI 8 months ago

Floyd corralled four balls (on seven targets) for 85 yards during Sunday's victory against the Chiefs.

With his running mate, Larry Fitzgerald (knee), back in the fold after a two-game absence, Floyd found more room to operate and proceeded to put together his most productive outing, yard-wise, since Week 3. Floyd's most-lengthy reception, a 45-yarder, placed the Cardinals in the red zone during their first possession of the second half, which was eventually converted into their third field goal of the contest. He'll next take on a Rams defense Thursday that has held wide receivers to an amazing 9.6 YPC in back-to-back shutouts of Oakland and Washington.

Michael Floyd WR ARI 8 months ago

Floyd caught 5-of-9 targets for 53 yards in Sunday's loss at Atlanta. He also lost a fumble.

Floyd followed up last week's goose egg by posting solid, albeit unspectacular numbers. He made a tough grab in traffic at one point, but negated the positive play with a fumble, as he fought for extra yardage. He's been very inconsistent this season, although he's generally performed better with Drew Stanton at QB, as opposed to Carson Palmer. In any event, Floyd will have a tough task next week, facing the Chiefs, who have the stingiest pass defense in the league.

Michael Floyd WR ARI 8 months ago

Floyd was held without a catch, getting just two targets, in Sunday's 19-3 loss at Seattle.

It was a tough matchup against Richard Sherman and company, but there's really no excuse for a catchless performance, especially given Floyd's physical talent. In fact, it was Floyd's second zero-catch outing in the last month. In any event, he'll look to rebound next week at Atlanta.

Michael Floyd WR ARI 8 months ago

Floyd caught 2-of-5 targets for 54 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 14-6 win over the Lions.

Floyd provided all the offense for the Cardinals, with a pair of first-quarter touchdowns. The first score came on a pretty 42-yard bomb, in which Floyd simply boxed out a defender in the end zone, and his second touchdown from 12-yards out, showed his length and leaping ability. Unfortunately, Floyd didn't have any other receptions, although Drew Stanton underthrew him when he was open on a long ball at one point in the first half. One thing of concern for Floyd is that he tends to disappear in the second half of games; he scored first half touchdowns in both Weeks 6 and 7, but did literally nothing over the final 30 minutes of each game. On a positive note, he's shown a good rapport with Stanton this year, especially on deeper routes. He'll have his hands full next week, facing Seattle on the road.

Michael Floyd WR ARI 9 months ago

Floyd played 58 of the Cardinals' 66 offensive snaps during Sunday's win over the Rams, FOX Sports 910 Phoenix reports.

Floyd earned run-of-the-mill looks in the offense, but his production lagged for a third consecutive game, a span in which he's accumulated five catches (on 13 targets) for 47 yards and no touchdowns. He was seemingly on pace for a breakout campaign after recording two 100-yard receiving efforts in the first three contests this season. However, he's failed to surpass 50 yards one time in Arizona's past six outings, despite picking up five targets per game during that stretch. Perhaps his knee is more of a bother than the team is letting on, but his upcoming opponent, the Lions, hasn't exactly been yielding to wideouts in 2014, giving up a league-best four scores to the position through nine tilts. As a result, owners may want to turn to a more reliable option in Week 11, if one exists.