The Minnesota Vikings are bolstering their receiving corps. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported that the Vikings signed free agent Michael Floyd.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 10, 2017
Rapoport added that the deal is “worth roughly $1.5 million with incentives up to $6M.”
Floyd was having a down year in 2016 and was released by the Arizona Cardinals in December following a DUI arrest. He later pleaded guilty to extreme DUI charges. Floyd had also received a DUI when in college at Notre Dame.
The receiver finished 2016 the New England Patriots, though he was inactive for both the AFC Championship Game and Super Bowl.
The best years of Floyd’s career came from 2013-2015. In that time, he caught 164 passes for 2,731 yards and 17 touchdowns. With Arizona and New England, Floyd caught only 37 passes for 488 yards in 2016, but did add five touchdowns. He’ll need to show his old form to help a Minnesota pass offense that was 18th in yards (3,836) and 21st in touchdowns (20) in 2016.
Playing for the Vikings will be a homecoming for Floyd. He was born in St. Paul and attended high school at St. Paul’s Cretin-Derham Hall High School.