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Chargers reach agreement with WR Malcom Floyd

Posted on: August 5, 2011 3:53 pm
Edited on: August 5, 2011 4:01 pm
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Posted by Ryan Wilson

The Ravens, with a huge need for a big-play wide receiver to line up opposite Anquan Boldin, had an offer on the table for Malcom Floyd*. On Friday, Floyd, who spent the previous seven seasons in San Diego mostly as a backup, re-signed with the Chargers.

Chargers.com reports that the team reached an agreement with Floyd on a two-year deal.

“We have a lot of happy Chargers today with the return of Malcom,” General Manager A.J. Smith said. “He has been an integral part of our team and it’s great to have him back. He is a very talented receiver and that will just add to the continuity of our offensive unit.”

In 2010, Floyd caught 37 passes for 717 yards (19.4 ypc) and 6 TDs. The season before, he hauled in 45 passes for 776 yards (17.2 ypc) and 1 TD. At 6-5, Floyd is an obvious red-zone target, but he's also capable of stretching the field as evidenced by his DeSean Jacksonian yards-per-catch average. He'll rejoin another 6-5 pass-catcher, Vincent Jackson, as well as Patrick Crayton, Kelley Washington, Laurent Robinson and highly touted rookie Vincent Brown as potential options for QB Philip Rivers.

Floyd will likely be the second or third WR in a Chargers' offense that features tight end Antonio Gates and one of the NFL's best quarterbacks.

At the other end of the spectrum are the Ravens, who have been trying desperately to find legit pass-catching options for young QB Joe Flacco. As it stands, Baltimore has Boldin, rookie Torrey Smith and, well, not much else. Thirty-seven-year-old Derrick Mason could return (despite his age, he has been productive for the Ravens), and perhaps the organization will make a run at recently released Jets wideout Jerricho Cotchery.

We have yet to play a preseason game but Ravens fans are already questioning if Flacco can lead the team to a Super Bowl. We're not absolving Flacco of blame in Baltimore's recent playoff losses, but it would certainly be a lot easier for him if he had someone to throw the ball to.

* UPDATE: According to Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens had trouble clearing enough cap room for Floyd.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Chargers reach agreement with WR Malcom Floyd



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Since: Jul 18, 2010
Posted on: August 8, 2011 10:32 am
 

Chargers reach agreement with WR Malcom Floyd

Norv has a back up plan. I see that he got Vidal Hazelton. This guy was ranked #1 WR in the nation. He got injured but I think we got a great bargain and a future pro bowler. Check him out at USC.This guy has amazing hands.



Since: Sep 10, 2007
Posted on: August 5, 2011 5:05 pm
 

Chargers reach agreement with WR Malcom Floyd

Great news for the Chargers.  Bad news for the Ravens. Especially this part.
* UPDATE: According to Jamison Hensley of the , the Ravens had trouble clearing enough cap room for Floyd.

Not sure who Flaco is going to throw to, but with no Heap or Mason, they will not be able to get themselves a decent wide reciever unless they get real lucky with some undrafted wide out.


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