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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Floyd (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday, ESPN reports.
Floyd only appeared in one game this season after going under the knife in mid-September to clean up his knee. While the Vikings held out hope their former first-rounder would return to full strength at some point this season, they ultimately decided it wasn't worth reserving a roster spot any longer for his potential return. Fellow defensive tackle Toby Johnson was called up from the practice squad in a corresponding move.
Floyd (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's tilt against the Jaguars.
Floyd's lengthy absence will be extended for at least another week, while Linval Joseph and Shamar Stephen both project to be healthy at defensive tackle for the Vikings in Week 14.
Floyd (knee) has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Cowboys, ESPN reports.
Floyd was unable to return to practice this week. His next chance to play will come in Week 14 against the Jaguars.
Floyd (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Lions, Ben Goessling of ESPN.com reports.
Floyd is set to miss another game as his lengthy absence continues, while Tom Johnson (illness) will be good to go and provide depth at defensive tackle.
Floyd (knee) is listed as inactive for Sunday's tilt against the Cardinals.
Floyd's knee issue will keep him sidelined for yet another week, while Tom Johnson will continue to serve as the backup defensive tackle while Linval Joseph and Shamar Stephen draw the start.
Floyd (knee) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Floyd hasn't played since the season opener and remains without a timetable for return.
Floyd (knee) will not play Sunday against the Lions.
Floyd was held out of every practice this week. He hasn't logged a statistic in 2016 and it's uncertain when he may first be available.
Floyd (knee) will not play in Monday's Week 8 matchup with Chicago.
Floyd hasn't played since injuring his meniscus in Week 1, though he does appear to be nearing a return. He was given a six-week timetable for return after undergoing surgery on his knee prior to Week 4, and he could return as soon as next week's game against Detroit. Tom Johnson will continue to fill in for Floyd in the meantime.
Floyd (knee) will not play Sunday against the Eagles.
Floyd was held out of practice this week and didn't appear likely to suit up anyway. Linval Joseph and Tom Johnson will operate as the Vikings' top defensive tackles.
Floyd (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's contest.
Floyd has not yet recovered from the meniscus injury that he suffered a few weeks ago. Tom Johnson will likely continue to fill the void created by his absence until he returns.