Head coach Bruce Arians is hopeful that
Floyd continues to feel the effects of a hamstring injury from Week 10, which held him out of all practices in advance of Sunday's game against the Bengals. After a pregame warmup, he was listed on the Cardinals' inactive list, and the team trusted rookie J.J. Nelson (four catches for 142 yards and one touchdown) to handle Floyd's role in the offense. In the aftermath of the game, Arians told Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site that Floyd "could have played in the red zone, but he couldn't open it up and run." If Floyd is unable to show progress in the form of participation at upcoming practices, he could suffer a similar fate in Week 12.
Michael Floyd (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's contest versus the Bengals, Mark Dalton of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Last Sunday at Seattle, Floyd extended his touchdown streak to four games in a 113-yard, two-touchdown performance, but a hamstring injury ended his evening early and wiped away all practice reps this week, placing a cloud over his ability to suit up. Ultimately, after a pregame workout, the Cardinals' training staff decided that additional rest was in order, which should thrust Jaron Brown into a more prominent role.
Floyd suffered the injury last Sunday against the Seahawks and was unable to practice at all this week, leading to his questionable designation on the injury report. On the plus side for the Cardinals, John Brown (hamstring) is expected to play and will likely get more snaps if Floyd is indeed on a snap count.
Michael Floyd (hamstring) will be a game-time decision for Sunday night's contest against the Bengals, Kyle Odegard of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Floyd missed the entire week of practice after injuring his hamstring during Sunday's outstanding performance against the Seahawks. Head coach Bruce Arians hinted that a Week 11 absence shouldn't be assumed, saying "if Floyd can run, we can use him," according to Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website. Of course, that isn't exactly an optimistic quote, as it suggests Floyd may be very limited even if he's active for the game. The Cardinals also have a bit of history here, as John Brown (hamstring) was active for a game earlier this season but ultimately didn't play any snaps. Given all the uncertainty, in combination with the Sunday night kickoff, Floyd's owners should probably just keep him on the bench.
Michael Floyd (hamstring) missed Thursday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Floyd's current predicament stems from a fourth-quarter catch Sunday in which he came up lame and remained on the sideline for the final 11:29 of the contest. His continued absence this week is concerning, to say the least, especially with Larry Fitzgerald (ankle) progressing to a full showing and John Brown (hamstring) logging a limited practice Thursday. While Carson Palmer could be down one of his key playmakers Sunday against the Bengals, Jaron Brown proved in Week 10 that he can produce when called upon (three receptions for 38 yards in Seattle).
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