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Minnesota Vikings Activate Michael Floyd, Release Stevan Ridley

Floyd will make his debut on Monday Night Football

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As anticipated, the Minnesota Vikings have added wide receiver Michael Floyd to the active roster following his four-game suspension. The move that they made to reach this point was not anticipated.

In order to make room for Floyd on the 53-man roster, the team released running back Stevan Ridley, who they had just signed a few days ago. This means that the Vikings now have seven wide receivers on the roster and only three running backs. . .one of whom is listed as a fullback.

The running backs on the roster after Ridley’s release are Latavius Murray, Jerick McKinnon, and C.J. Ham. Meanwhile, the wide receiver depth chart consists of Stefon Diggs, Adam Thielen, Laquon Treadwell, Jarius Wright, Rodney Adams, and Stacy Coley in addition to Floyd.

Floyd was forced to miss the first four games of the 2017 season as a result of the “extreme DUI” he was arrested for last season as a member of the Arizona Cardinals. This week’s game against the Chicago Bears is the first game that he is eligible for, and it appears that the Vikings are going to make use of him. He had a very good preseason and figures to slot in as the team’s #3 wide receiver behind Diggs and Thielen.

You would have to think that the Vikings are going to make a move with their wide receivers at some point, but it doesn’t appear that they’re going to worry about that until after tonight’s game.

Once again, Michael Floyd has been activated by the Minnesota Vikings, and he is taking the place of Stevan Ridley on the active roster.