Michael Floyd
WR MIN (9)
6 days ago

Floyd allegedly tested positive for alcohol this week, violating terms of his house arrest, TMZ Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Floyd served a 24-day jail sentence this spring after pleading guilty to extreme DUI following a December arrest in Arizona. Upon his release from jail, Floyd was ordered to serve 96 days on house arrest, but was allowed to transfer his sentence from Arizona to Minnesota so he could partake in offseason practices with the Vikings. As part of that sentence, Floyd was prohibited from having any alcohol and was required to undergo random breath tests to ensure of it. According to the report, Floyd tested positive for alcohol on five occasions this week, including three "high alcohol tests." While he allegedly blamed the positive tests on a fermented tea that contains trace amounts of alcohol, Floyd's blood alcohol concentration was reportedly far higher than the tea's content would've made it. If the court rules that Floyd indeed broke the terms of his house arrest, the wideout could face a return to jail.

Michael Floyd
WR MIN (9)
1 month ago

Floyd will be able to start practicing with the Vikings next week after having the remainder of his 96-day house arrest transferred from Arizona to Minnesota, Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Floyd, a St. Paul native, will be able to finish his sentence near the Vikings' facilities and therefore participate in the team's upcoming OTAs. He signed a one-year contract with Minnesota earlier this May, while the front office understands that he might face NFL discipline to begin the season after pleading guilty to extreme DUI. Floyd has proven to be effective as an NFL receiver, racking up 24 touchdowns throughout his five-year career. He'll still need to battle against 2016 first-rounder Laquon Treadwell and Jarius Wright for the No. 3 spot on the depth chart at wideout.

Michael Floyd
WR MIN (9)
1 month ago

Floyd signed a contract with the Vikings on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Floyd signing with Minnesota isn't surprising after it was reported on Friday that he was in talks with the team. The 27-year old receiver spent 13 games with Arizona last season before being released due to a DUI arrest and finishing the year with New England. He'll need to compete for a spot with the Vikings, but he could wind up as one of the team's top-3 options at wideout in 2017 and beyond if he's at the top of his game.

Michael Floyd
WR MIN (9)
2 months ago

Floyd is talking with the Vikings and other teams, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

Floyd was released by the Cardinals in December after a DUI arrest, and while he caught on with the Patriots shortly thereafter, he was a healthy scratch for the AFC championship game and Super Bowl. He then pleaded guilty to the DUI and served a 24-day jail sentence that concluded in early March, right around the time the 2017 league year started. Floyd didn't draw much (if any) known interest in the early stages of free agency, suggesting he may have to compete for a roster spot wherever he ends up signing. The Vikings would be a strong fit for the St. Paul native, giving him a shot rejuvenate his career with his hometown team -- a squad that just so happens to have a shaky wideout depth chart behind Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen. The Vikes might give Floyd a shot to compete with 2016 first-round pick Laquon Treadwell for a spot in three-wide formations.

Michael Floyd
WR MIN (9)
4 months ago

Floyd pleaded guilty to extreme DUI and began serving a 24-day sentence at Maricopa County Jail on Thursday, FOX 10 Phoenix reports.

EDGE Analysis

Floyd was charged with seven counts, including extreme DUI and failure to obey a policy officer after he was found passed out behind the wheel of his car at a Scottsdale, Arizona intersection in December. The receiver was released by the Cardinals immediately after that incident, but later signed with the Patriots for the remainder of the season. Following his sentencing, Floyd will serve 24 days behind bars before spending 96 days on house arrest. He'll also be required to pay a $5,000 fine, perform community service and attend an alcohol abuse class. While discipline from the NFL also potentially awaits, so too does Floyd's unrestricted free agency this offseason.

Michael Floyd
WR MIN (9)
5 months ago

Floyd is inactive for Sunday's Super Bowl LI against the Falcons.

EDGE Analysis

The Patriots will roll with four wideouts, including Chris Hogan (thigh) and Malcolm Mitchell (knee), in this season-capping contest. As an impending unrestricted free agent, Floyd will certainly have an interesting offseason on his hands, especially if the NFL decides to rule on the DUI that precipitated his release from the Cardinals in December.

Michael Floyd
WR MIN (9)
5 months ago

Floyd is expected to be a healthy scratch for Sunday's Super Bowl LI against the Falcons, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Floyd was similarly deemed expendable in the AFC championship game with rookie wide receiver Malcolm Floyd able to return from a knee injury. Although both Mitchell and Chris Hogan (thigh) are questionable for the Super Bowl, the duo is expected to be available on the active roster, relegating Floyd to street clothes due to the need for bodies on special teams and at the goal line, to name two scenarios. Whether the preceding forecasts Floyd's lack of potential to stick in New England as a free agent remains to be seen, but the Patriots will likely be working without the veteran Sunday.

Michael Floyd
WR MIN (9)
5 months ago

Floyd is inactive for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

With Malcolm Mitchell back in action, Floyd is the odd man out Sunday, with Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Danny Amendola also in the team's wideout mix against Pittsburgh.

Michael Floyd
WR MIN (9)
5 months ago

Floyd caught one of his three targets for nine yards in Saturday's playoff win over the Texans.

EDGE Analysis

With fellow wideout Chris Hogan banged up, Floyd ended up seeing action on 44 of the Patriots' 69 snaps on offense, but his results were decidedly mixed in the contest. The 2012 first-rounder finished up the 2016 regular season with 37 catches on 77 targets for 488 yards and five TDs in 15 contests, including 13 with the Cardinals and is slated to become an unrestricted free agent once the Patriots' postseason run is complete.

Michael Floyd
WR MIN (9)
6 months ago

In his second game with the Patriots, Floyd saw action on 49 of a possible 67 offensive snaps in Sunday's 35-14 win over the Dolphins, while hauling in three catches on four targets for 36 yards and a TD.

EDGE Analysis

Floyd's profile in the Patriots' Week 17 offense increased due to injuries that sidelined fellow wideouts Malcolm Mitchell and Danny Amendola. The 2012 first-rounder thus finishes up the 2016 regular season with 37 catches on 77 targets for 488 yards and five TDs in 15 games, including 13 with the Cardinals. How much action Floyd sees in the postseason, in tandem with Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan, is linked to the health of Mitchell and Amendola, but Floyd has, in any case, demonstrated that he can be useful asset in the team's playoff run.