Report: Cardinals release WR Michael Floyd

By Vincent Frank

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd has not lived up to expectations since the team selected him in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Though, it’s not his on-field performance that has gotten Floyd in trouble. The former Notre Dame standout was arrested and charged with a DUI early Monday morning after allegedly falling asleep at the wheel.

And while Floyd’s struggles on the field weren’t enough for the Cardinals to move on from him, the team has reportedly released the receiver following his latest off-field incident.

In a contract year, this is the last thing Floyd himself needed. If he had been able to stay out of trouble off the field and perform at a higher clip on the field, the talented pass catcher likely would have cashed in.

Now, with these legal troubles hanging over his head and two disappointing seasons under his belt, it remains to be seen just how much of an opportunity Floyd will be given moving forward.

Floyd’s off-field issues have plagued him since his days with the Irish. He was suspended by Notre Dame back in 2011 for another DUI incident. This led to some questions regarding Floyd’s character heading into the 2012 NFL Draft.

In parts of five seasons with the Cardinals, Floyd recorded 242 receptions for 3,739 yards and 23 touchdowns. His best performance came back in 2013 when the 27-year-old receiver put up 67 catches for 1,041 yards.