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Floyd (groin) had just one catch for four yards in Sunday's preseason game against Cincinnati.

On Arizona's first possession, Carson Palmer went deep to Floyd on back-to-back plays, both of which should have resulted in a touchdown, but the duo could not connect. Floyd showed off his great speed on the first long throw, easily beating cornerback Terrance Newman. Even though Floyd was unable to come down with either long pass, he did not appear to be effected by his groin injury. Once the regular season begins, a key question is whether or not Floyd will get enough volume to take the next step to an elite fantasy option. With Larry Fitzgerald still in the fold, it could be tough for Floyd to rack up a ton of catches, but Arizona's passing game has the potential to be strong this year, meaning there might be enough to go around for both the veteran superstar and the improving third-year wide receiver.

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Floyd (groin) returned to practice Wednesday, the Cardinals' official site reports.

With their next preseason game Sunday versus the Bengals, the Cardinals are more or less on a schedule representative of the regular season. Although Floyd's participation is a positive sign for his availability this weekend, his recovering groin likely has to improve each day in order to achieve active status. Even if he fails to take the field, there's little worry regarding his ability to play in Week 1.

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Floyd (groin) is slated to return to practice Wednesday, the Cardinals' official site reports.

Coach Bruce Arians is more than displeased with some of his mainstays like Floyd taking residence in the training room, but groin concerns can linger, so it was likely the prudent approach to ensure the wideout avoided a setback. If he makes the requisite progress in drills this week, there's a possibility that Floyd will play in the Cardinals' third preseason outing, which normally affords starters about a half of play. In any case, he appears poised to be healthy once the regular season kicks off on Sept. 8 versus the Chargers.

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Floyd (groin) did not play in Saturday's preseason game versus Minnesota.

Floyd has been sidelined for Arizona's first two preseason games due to a groin issue. While he hasn't featured in game action just yet, Floyd has been able to practice most days thus far, indicating his injury is a minor one that simply requires maintenance here and there. Following a breakout second-season, Floyd will look to play some time before the regular season and pick up where he left off last term.

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Floyd (groin) -- who did not practice Tuesday -- could be game-time decision for Saturday's preseason game against the Vikings, Kyle Odegard of azcardinals.com reports.

The same applies to fellow receiver Ted Ginn, though the the fact that the duo are listed as potential game-day calls by the report suggests that they are both dealing with minor injury issues.

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Floyd (groin) is not expected to play in Saturday's preseason opener against the Texans.

There's no indication that the injury is serious, and Floyd reportedly had a strong offseason. With Ted Ginn (knee) also out Friday, there should be plenty of reps for John Brown and Jaron Brown.

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The Arizona Republic says Michael Floyd "understood where he was supposed to be and when to be there" and "caught nearly everything thrown his way" during OTAs and minicamp.

Top beat writer Kent Somers has literally sounded the fantasy alarm on Floyd. Coming off a 65-1041-5 season, the stars are aligning for a bigger breakout in Year 3. Aging Larry Fitzgerald has been reduced to an underneath, possession kind of role while the 24-year-old Floyd is ascending. The physically imposing former first-round pick has been the unquestioned star of Cardinals' offseason practices.

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Cardinals QB Carson Palmer had nothing but praise for Michael Floyd, saying his play "jumped out" during OTAs.

"I have very high expectations for Mike this year," Palmer said. Exceedingly complimentary comments can usually be dismissed this time of year, but the fact that these comments came unprompted is evidence this was simply Palmer's genuine reaction to Floyd's stellar play. Floyd looks poised to build on his breakout 2013 campaign and can be safely viewed as a high-upside WR2.

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According to the Arizona Republic, Michael Floyd was the "most impressive" player in Cardinals OTAs.

Per reporter Kent Somers, Floyd "caught everything," even doing work against Patrick Peterson. It would be concerning if a former first-round receiver didn't stand out in pad-less practices, but it certainly doesn't sound like Floyd is resting on the laurels of his breakout 2013. Floyd is a high-upside WR2.

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OC Harold Goodwin expects the addition of Ted Ginn to help Michael Floyd and Larry Fitzgerald.

With Rob Housler and Andre Roberts functioning as secondary options in the passing game last season, deep speed was missing. Ginn brings the ability to threaten defenses over the top every time he's on the field. It projects to keep safeties occupied more often, therefore opening up the middle of the field for the physically imposing Floyd and Fitz to do damage. Still just 24 years old and coming off a 65-1041-5 season, Floyd is scratching the surface of his upside.