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Report: Vikings “Highly Interested” In Michael Floyd

Could the Minnesota native be on his way back home?

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Hat tip to the folks from Vikings Territory, which is where I first saw this story at.

Even after selecting two wide receivers in the 2017 NFL Draft, it appears that the Minnesota Vikings might still be in the market for more help at the position. That end, rumors have arisen that they’re interested in a talented wide receiver that has recently run into some serious personal problems.

Per KSTP reporter Darren Wolfson, who has said this on his podcast and on the Twitter machine, the Vikings are highly interested in former Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots receiver Michael Floyd, a product of Cretin-Derham Hall High School.

Floyd was drafted by the Cardinals with the 13th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Notre Dame. He spent most of his first five seasons with the Cardinals, but was released by the team late in 2016 after being arrested in Arizona and charged with “extreme DUI.” Because of that, he recently served a 24-day jail sentence that put a screeching halt to any football-related activities for him, but now that it’s been completed it looks like he’s getting back out on the trail.

For his career thus far, Floyd has caught 246 passes for 3,781 yards and 24 touchdowns. He’s a bigger target at 6’3” and about 220 pounds, but has had three seasons where he’s averaged at least 16 yards/reception. While the situation with the DUI may be offputting to some, if the Vikings are convinced that he has put the entire thing behind him and is on the right track, he could be a pretty solid asset for the purple.

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