A minor hamstring injury kept
"I'm not going to risk it," Arians said. "He had too great of OTAs to risk it today."
The Cardinals picked up the fifth-year option on Floyd's rookie contract earlier in the week, but the team will still listen to offers. Thus far, according to reports, no teams have expressed interest.
"We determined that exercising the fifth year was the option that clearly made the most sense," general manager Steve Keim said. "Michael has shown a lot of good things in his time with us and we fully expect him to make a step forward this season. We have high expectations for him on and off the field and look forward to him delivering for us."
Floyd is now under contract through 2016 after catching 47 passes for 841 yards and six touchdowns in 2014.
"I think some frustration went into his play at times," Arians said. "But he still needs to hit a consistency level. He's a thousand-yard player every year. He should have had a thousand, easily, last year."
Floyd finished with 47 catches for 841 yards and six touchdowns in 2014. He is entering the final year of his contract in 2015.
Floyd hauled in eight passes for 153 yards and two scores. On his first touchdown, Floyd got behind the defense and was wide open on a flea flicker. His second touchdown was even more impressive. With time running out in the second quarter, Floyd pulled down a 41 yard touchdown from Ryan Lindley. Again, Floyd managed to beat his defender, and was able to get into the end zone as he was being tackled. He was clearly Lindley's favorite option, receiving a team-high 12 targets.
Floyd's numbers took a step back in his third season. He finished with 47 catches for 841 yards. With his big game, Floyd managed to set a career-high with six touchdowns.
Floyd will take on the Panthers in the playoffs next week. Carolina is a -4.5 point favorite.
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