Floyd notched a pair of sacks while adding four tackles in the Bears' loss to the Packers on Thursday.
With the Chicago defense looking as strong as ever, Floyd led the charge by posting two of the team's five sacks. After recording just 8.5 sacks over the past two seasons, he's looking to return to the level of player who had seven sacks in 12 games as a rookie in 2016. For those hurting for pass rushers in IDP leagues, Floyd could be worth adding to see if he can build off his strong performance as defenses key on Khalil Mack.
Floyd was rested during the Bears' 27-17 victory over the Colts on Saturday.
Going into his second year playing alongside Khalil Mack, it's possible that Floyd re-establishes himself as a strong pass rusher, and although he's not a hot commodity in IDP leagues, he's a player who can be drafted for potential and upside. In shallow leagues, he'll be a player to monitor on the waiver wire.
The Bears officially exercised the fifth-year option on Floyd's rookie contract Wednesday, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports.
The Georgia product put together a complete 16-game season for the first time in his career in 2018 after missing at least four games in both of his first two seasons. While the 2016 first-round pick is no longer playing under the oversight of defensive guru Vic Fangio, Floyd remains set to serve in a starting edge role opposite superstar Khalil Mack. In that same role last season, Floyd produced 47 tackles, four sacks and a pick-six.
According to general manager Ryan Pace, Floyd will have his fifth-year option exercised, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Floyd finished the year with only four sacks but was still a key asset on a Bears defense that finished first in the NFL in scoring defense in 2018. Chicago's pass-rushing personnel should remain a formidable unit next season with Floyd, Khalil Mack (knee), Aaron Lynch and Isaiah Irving on the edge.
Floyd notched eight tackles in the Bears' Week 17 win over Minnesota, and he closed out the season with 49 tackles and four sacks.
Overall, Floyd's performance was disappointing, as his production on a per-game basis showed no substantial growth over his previous two years with the Bears. He'll be entering the fourth year of his rookie deal in 2019, a campaign that sets up as a pivotal one for him. Floyd should have every opportunity to improve his sack numbers, since defenses will be kept busy trying to neutralize the fearsome duo of Khalil Mack and Roquan Smith. Unless he pops in the 2019 preseason, he'll be a risky fantasy selection in IDP drafts.
Floyd collected a pair of sacks and six tackles in the Bears' 24-17 win over Green Bay.
Not only did Floyd post his first multisack game of the year, but he also posted a season-high in tackles. He's come on strong in the second half of the season, as he's notched four sacks along with a pick-six over his last seven games, and he's a player to use for upside in weekly lineups.
Floyd tallied a sack and three tackles in the Bears' Week 13 overtime loss to the Giants.
Although he's had a fairly quiet season, Floyd has been coming on lately, as he's notched a pair of sacks and an interception over the last five games. While he's an inconsistent IDP with a low floor, his ability to make plays gives him weekly upside.
Floyd posted a sack and a tackle in Chicago's Week 10 victory over the Lions.
After returning an interception for a touchdown last week, Floyd followed that up with his first sack of the season. Unfortunately, he's averaging fewer than three tackles per contest, and his weekly downside may be too significant to overlook when considering him in fantasy lineups.
Floyd scored a touchdown on an interception while adding three tackles in the Bears' 41-9 win over the Bills.
Floyd had an easy score when intercepting an ill-advised pass by Nathan Peterman in Chicago's blowout victory. Despite his big play, he's yet to record a sack in 2018, and he's failed to establish himself as a reliable IDP in 2018.
Coach Matt Nagy said Floyd will likely have the use of his fingers against the Cardinals on Sunday, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.
Floyd is also likely to have a smaller club on his broken hand, Nagy said. The starting linebacker has been participating in practice and suiting up for games despite the injury, but Floyd is obviously not 100 percent without the full use of his right hand. Already a key piece in Chicago's defensive scheme, it's worth monitoring whether the 26-year-old sees an increased role whenever he manages to fully recover.
Floyd (hand) wasn't among the players on the Bears' injury report Tuesday, Colleen Kane of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Floyd went through a light practice session Monday and appears to have progressed to full participation Wednesday with the regular-season opener Sunday night against the Packers looming. There's nothing at this point to suggest he won't suit up for the contest.
Floyd (hand) went through a light practice Monday while wearing a club on his right hand, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun Times reports. "He was out there running around, just going through his assignments," head coach Matt Nagy said. '"Nothing's affected with his legs, so he was good there. You just gotta get used to feeling how that is with your hand in a club. But he did well."
Floyd is expected to play with a club on his hand in Sunday night's season-opener against the Packers, which means he will spend the entirety of this week getting use to the feeling. Look for more updates to come when the Bears release their official injury report.
Floyd (hand) is expected to play Week 1, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
The beginning of Floyd's career has been somewhat marred by an assortment of injuries. Fortunately for both Floyd and the Bears, Floyd's recent surgery isn't expected to keep him out of the regular season opener. The hand situation will be something to monitor leading into the regular season, but it doesn't seem to be all that serious at the moment.
Floyd underwent surgery on his fractured right hand Sunday, The Athletic's Kevin Fishbain reports.
Floyd went down with the hand injury during Saturday's preseason tilt against the Broncos, but the Bears are optimistic he'll be available for Week 1 of the regular season despite his recent surgery. The starting outside linebacker wouldn't be at 100 percent, but he could potentially play with a club or cast on the hand at that point. In the meantime, Isaiah Irving and Kasim Edebali could see additional reps with the first-team defense across from Sam Acho.
Floyd will undergo further testing after injuring his left hand during Saturday's 24-23 preseason win against the Broncos, Rich Campbell of The Chicago Tribune reports.
Floyd's injuries keep stacking up, as he missed the final six games of 2017 and all spring practices after having surgery on his MCL and PCL. He was spotted wearing a hard cast after the game, but there was no comment on the severity of his injury. The Bears' next preseason game is Saturday against the Chiefs, so the results will be available by then.
Floyd suffered a hand injury and will miss the rest of Saturday's game against the Bears.
Floyd was injured during the second quarter. The severity of the injury is not yet known, so consider the 25-year-old linebacker day-to-day.
Floyd, who underwent surgery last November to repair PCL and MCL sprains in his right knee, has shown speed and explosiveness in pass-rush drills in training camp Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Floyd got off to a bit of a slow start in late July during his return from the aforementioned knee injury, but he didn't miss a single practice and has since returned to full strength. The outside linebacker has appeared in just 22 games since entering the league in 2016, but the former first-rounder should boast Chicago's pass rush if he remains healthy in 2018.
Floyd (knee) went full speed on the field during the Bears' OTAs last week and should be fully cleared for training camp, The Athletic Chicago reports.
Floyd continued his progression from the MCL and PCL sprains he suffered in his right knee in November, finally getting onto the field last week with a brace on his right leg. The 25-year-old will now have plenty of additional time to rest up before training camp kicks off in mid-July, as he is expected be a main cog in the Bears' pass rush in 2018. Floyd has played only 22 games over his first two seasons, recording 11.5 sacks, two safeties and a forced fumble.
Floyd (knee) went through 7-on-7 drills this week and should be back to full speed for training camp, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic Chicago reports.
It was reported a few months earlier that Floyd, who suffered MCL and PCL sprains in his right knee last November, would be ready for the team's offseason programs, so it appears everything is going smoothly with his recovery. The fact that he's already going through 7-on-7 drills means the outside linebacker should be at full strength for training camp, though the Bears could give Floyd some days off throughout the summer. Floyd is expected to serve as one of the Bears' top pass rushers in 2018 after accruing 11.5 sacks in 22 games over his first two seasons in the league.
Bears general manager Ryan Pace said Wednesday that he expects Floyd (knee) to be ready for the team's offseason program, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports.
Floyd's 2017 season ended prematurely after the second-year linebacker was placed on injured reserve in November with a sprained MCL and PCL in his right knee. It's fortunate he didn't suffer any damage to his ACL, as that would have required a longer recovery time and likely sidelined him for Organized Team Activities, if not training camp. With Floyd back to full strength, the Bears are counting on him to increase his productivity as a pass rusher in 2018, especially following the releases of veteran edge rushers Pernell McPhee (shoulder) and Willie Young (triceps) this week.
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