Floyd (knee) is expected to start the 2017 season on the physically unable to perform list, Matt Vensel of The Star Tribune reports.
Floyd -- who's making slow and steady progress in his recovery from nerve damage suffered during September knee surgery -- missed out on the entirety of the Vikings' offseason program and seemingly has little to no chance of making it back for any point of training camp or preseason. Although him landing on the PUP list is currently the expectation, he could ultimately land on injured reserve if Minnesota management isn't optimistic about his progress after the season's first six weeks.
Floyd (knee) is still not able to run but remains optimistic regarding his 2017 availability, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.
Floyd, who hasn't been able to compete during OTAs, dismissed the rumor that his injury is career-threatening, "I think it's just a rumor going around right now. But right now, I think everything is going to be all right. It's just a matter of when." Slowly but surely, the 26-year-old plans to return to the field for the 2017 campaign, which marks the last year of his rookie contract before eventually hitting free agency.
Floyd's (knee) status for the 2017 season is still uncertain, but coach Mike Zimmer is optimistic that he'll be able to play, Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports.
Floyd is dealing with nerve damage stemming from a complication with his knee surgery back in September, while he continues to rehab with his career reportedly in jeopardy. In order to provide depth at defensive tackle, the Vikings selected Jaleel Johnson out of Iowa in the fourth round of the draft.
Floyd's (knee) career is in flux as he continues to struggle to recover nerve damage suffered during knee surgery in September, Chris Wesseling of NFL.com reports.
Floyd was reportedly struggling in his rehab but it wasn't clear until recently the issues he was dealing with. The nerve that controls the quadriceps still isn't firing in Floyd's right leg, and doctors are unsure when or if the nerve will heal. It remains a possibility that the former first-round pick will be able to play in 2017, but he's without a return timetable until his knee begins to show signs of progress.
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.
|P1||8/10/17||@ BUF||7:00 pm|
|P2||8/18/17||@ SEA||10:00 pm|
|2||9/17/17||@ PIT||1:00 pm|
|5||10/9/17||@ CHI||8:30 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ CLE||9:30 am|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|12||11/23/17||@ DET||12:30 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ CAR||1:00 pm|
|16||12/23/17||@ GB||8:30 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|