Cardinals sign Michael Floyd

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The guy Larry Fitzgerald wanted across from him in the Cardinals offense has signed his contract.

The Cardinals announced Monday that they have signed first-round pick Michael Floyd. They also signed third-round cornerback Jamell Fleming, which means that the team has locked up their entire draft class.

Floyd’s contract will be for four years with an option for the fifth year. The cost of that year would be based on the average of the 3rd to 25th highest-paid receivers under the terms of the CBA. Fleming’s deal is the standard four-year one that goes to all players drafted after the first round.

Floyd should be the starter with Fitzgerald at wide receiver to start the season. If he delivers on his promise, he’ll make it harder for defenses to lock in on Fitzgerald and still stop the Cardinals passing game. Things would be even brighter if the Cardinals knew who their quarterback will be this year, but either Kevin Kolb or John Skelton will benefit from Floyd’s presence.

Fleming could also wind up as a starter. He’ll compete with William Gay, A.J. Jefferson and Greg Toler for the job opposite Patrick Peterson as well as the pecking order for sub packages this summer.

17 responses to “Cardinals sign Michael Floyd

  1. Beware Cards fans! Notre Dame players are notoriously over rated and hyped. See: Brady Quinn, Jimmy Clausen, and others too numerous to mention. Hope it works out for you guys. Just saying…………..

  2. pleasantsurpriselefty says:
    Jun 11, 2012 6:35 PM
    Beware Cards fans! Notre Dame players are notoriously over rated and hyped. See: Brady Quinn, Jimmy Clausen, and others too numerous to mention. Hope it works out for you guys. Just saying…………..

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    Good point. I’d hate to have Justin Tuck on my team…..

  3. Jerome Bettis was from Notre Dame as well.

    I don’t disagree with the statement that Notre Dame is overhyped, but that doesn’t mean that every player will be a bust. I think it just means that teams should try very hard to disregard reputation and focus on things like stats, attributes, and game tape.

  4. dlem7 says: Jun 11, 2012 7:16 PM

    pleasantsurpriselefty says:
    Jun 11, 2012 6:35 PM
    Beware Cards fans! Notre Dame players are notoriously over rated and hyped. See: Brady Quinn, Jimmy Clausen, and others too numerous to mention. Hope it works out for you guys. Just saying…………..

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    Good point. I’d hate to have Justin Tuck on my team…..
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    Or Golden Tate…or, wait…never mind.

  5. @nocal – beanie wells went over 1000 yards last season, he plays offense. As for the QB- doesn’t matter who’s throwing, Larry proved that last year by going over 1000 yards receiving as well

  6. With those two to throw at, Kolb will look good. He is a smart QB ,who has a decent arm, with two+ big targets and a full year+ in the system . Kolb was banged up all yr, lets see what he can really do.

  7. Fitzgerald got the receiver he wanted across from him? You mean the Cards opened up the vault and paid Anquon Bolden what he deserved?? Oh wait, that was 3 long, wasted years ago, in a better world. One where the Cards aren’t operated by idiots.

  8. I can’t wait to see what these two can do for us. With the improvement of the defense, the team should be on the rise. If ( and that’s a big one) Kolb can prove to be worth the price we paid to get him then I can’t see any reason the Cards can’t make a run at the at the NFC West title.

  9. Somebody compare Boldin’s stats from last year to Doucet’s, then compare price tags and then sut up.

  10. I see that the Card’s fans are still in the delusional mode! Somehow hoping beyond hope that Kolb develops his marginal skills into something other than the the journeyman back-up that Fat Andy snookered your franchise management into mortgaging your future and Fitzgerald’s most protective years away for nothing. Great Move Bidwell!

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