Floyd, who appeared in one game last season after going under the knife in mid-September to clean up his knee, is not back to full speed. "He's trying to get healthy. He's got this thing with his leg. I don't know if I should get too specific with it," head coach Mike Zimmer told a local radio station as conveyed by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. "We're just waiting for it to get healthy and if that's the case then I think he can have a good year." Minnesota signed defensive tackle Datone Jones in free agency, which likely shows the Vikings are not confident Floyd will be healthy for the 2017 season. However, Floyd has plenty of time to recover and be ready for training camp.
Floyd (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday, ESPN reports. Floyd only appeared in one game this season after going under the knife in mid-September to clean up his knee. While the Vikings held out hope their former first-rounder would return to full strength at some point this season, they ultimately decided it wasn't worth reserving a roster spot any longer for his potential return. Fellow defensive tackle Toby Johnson was called up from the practice squad in a corresponding move.
Floyd (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Jaguars. Floyd's lengthy absence will be extended for at least another week, while Linval Joseph and Shamar Stephen both project to be healthy at defensive tackle for the Vikings in Week 14.
Floyd (knee) has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Cowboys, ESPN reports. Floyd was unable to return to practice this week. His next chance to play will come in Week 14 against the Jaguars.
Floyd (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Lions, Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports. Floyd is set to miss another game as his lengthy absence continues, while Tom Johnson (illness) will be good to go and provide depth at defensive tackle.