Floyd (suspension) had one reception for ten yards in Sunday's preseason win over the 49ers.
Floyd didn't get time with the first-team offense and hasn't looked strong this preseason. It was thought Floyd had a clear lead for the No. 3 wide receiver role after head coach Mike Zimmer raved about him early in training camp, but a lackluster preseason has created doubt. Floyd will battle Laquon Treadwell and Jarius Wright for the third receiver role when he returns from a four-game suspension.
Floyd (suspension) had two receptions for 16 yards in Friday's preseason loss at Seattle.
Floyd drew raves from head coach Mike Zimmer during training camp, but he hasn't been overly impressive during Minnesota's first two preseason games (four receptions for 36 yards). Floyd will miss the first four preseason games due a suspension. He'll battle Laquon Treadwell and Jarius Wright for the third receiver role when he returns. It was thought he had a clear lead after Zimmer's comments, but the first two preseason games are leaving some doubt.
Floyd has been impressive in training camp so far and may be playing his way into the team's plans for when he returns from a four-game suspension, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "[He's looked] pretty dang good," coach Mike Zimmer said.
Floyd has been getting time as the third receiver with Laquon Treadwell missing time with a leg injury. Treadwell and other third-receiver candidates will only have four weeks in the regular season to show they belong to play over Floyd, otherwise they'll likely head to the bench. Floyd should see plenty of action in preseason games, so we'll get a better read on how he may fit into the offense.
Floyd has been suspended for the first four games of the upcoming campaign, ESPN's Field Yates reports.
Floyd's punishment almost certainly stems from his 24-day stint in jail for pleading guilty to extreme DUI after being arrested back in December. Although his punishment comes as little surprise, Floyd missing the first quarter of the regular season still obviously hurts the Vikings' receiving options heading into the 2017 campaign. Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen will lead the charge, but behind them, No. 3 wideout Laquon Treadwell, who caught just one pass as a rookie, is seemingly the best of the remaining targets. While Floyd will be free to participate in training camp and preseason games, he won't be able to make his true Vikings debut until their Monday night game in Week 5 against the Bears.
Released by the Cardinals in December after a DUI arrest, Floyd spent 24 days in an Arizona jail in February and was granted permission to finish out his house arrest in Minnesota after signing with his hometown team. His violation of the house arrest led to speculation he'd be released, but it seems the Vikings still plan on giving him a shot, even though his argument in the recent legal case -- blaming his significant kombucha consumption for positive alcohol tests -- seems flimsy at best. While he should be available at the start of training camp, Floyd may find himself merely competing for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart, as 2016 first-round selection Laquon Treadwell got most of the first-team work alongside Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen when the Vikings used three-wide sets during their offseason program. Given that he has no real history of contributing on special teams, Floyd may have to battle just to make the Week 1 roster.
|5||10/9/17||@ CHI||8:30 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ CLE||9:30 am|
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|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|
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