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Top Sharrif Floyd News

  • Vikings' Sharrif Floyd: Continues to await settlement

    Floyd (knee) is still awaiting a settlement of the grievance he filed last September to recoup the $6.76 million he was owed for the 2017 season, Ben Goessling of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    The Vikings exercised Floyd's fifth-year team option last April, despite the defensive end having undergone arthroscopic surgery to repair his meniscus in September 2016. During the operation, a nerve in his right knee was disrupted, which stymied his recovery and prevented him from playing in 2017. Rather than placing Floyd on injured reserve, Minnesota stashed him on the reserve/Non-Football Injury list for the entire 2017 season, a designation that allowed the Vikings to pay the defensive tackle an amount of their choosing rather than the $6.76 million salary figure. Floyd contends that his knee injury shouldn't have been classified as a non-football injury and that he should have been placed on IR, which would have guaranteed him the full salary. It remains to be seen when a resolution to the contract squabble will come forth, but no matter how the situation plays out, it's quite likely that Floyd's NFL career is over due to the nerve damage in his right leg.

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  • Vikings' Sharrif Floyd: May be forced into retirement

    Floyd (knee) may not be able to resume his football career, Andrew Krammer of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

    The 2013 first-round pick suffered nerve damage while having a relatively minor procedure on his knee last September, putting his NFL future in question. The unfortunate situation has resigned Floyd to the reserve/Non-Football Injury list all season, and he hasn't been spotted by reporters at the Vikings' team facility since the summer.

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  • Vikings' Sharrif Floyd: Out indefinitely

    Floyd (knee) has no set timeline for return, Matthew Coller of ESPN.com reports.

    Floyd only suited up for one regular season game in 2016 before sitting out the rest with nerve damage in his knee. He's not expected to play Week 1, but the 2013 first-round pick is slated to be the top nose tackle when he returns.

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  • Vikings' Sharrif Floyd: Placed on NFI list

    Floyd (knee) was placed on the Vikings' active/Non-Football Injury list Monday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Floyd is recovering from nerve damage suffered after undergoing knee surgery in September and missed all of Minnesota's offseason program. It's not clear if he'll be able to participate in training camp, and his career looks to be in jeopardy. However, Floyd has said he expects to play again. We'll likely learn more about his outlook once training camp begins.

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  • Vikings' Sharrif Floyd: Hoping to return during training camp, per Zimmer

    Coach Mike Zimmer said Tuesday that he has yet to rule out the possibility of Floyd (knee) getting on the field at some point during training camp, Chris Tomasson of The Pioneer Press reports.

    Floyd is working his way back from nerve damage in his right knee and has not been able to participate in any of Minnesota's offseason activities. However, Zimmer did note that Floyd has shown improvement of late, which makes him optimistic that the former first-rounder will be able to get back on the field at some point this summer. Still, the team has yet to release any official timetable for Floyd's return from a complicated issue, so he'll remain on the active/Non-Football Injury list until further notice.

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  • Vikings' Sharrif Floyd: Expected to begin 2017 on PUP list

    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 training camp or the preseason. Although him landing on the PUP list is currently the expectation, he could ultimately end up on injured reserve if Minnesota management isn't optimistic about his progress after the season's first six weeks.

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  • Vikings' Sharrif Floyd: Remaining optimistic despite slow recovery

    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 he eventually hits free agency.

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  • Vikings' Sharrif Floyd: Optimism surrounding 2017 availability

    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.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 311 lbs
Birthplace: Philadephia, PA, USA
Age: 31
School: Florida
Experience: 5