Vikings place Sharrif Floyd on injured reserve

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When discussing why the Vikings didn’t put defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd on injured reserve after he had knee surgery early in the season, coach Mike Zimmer said that the team didn’t think Floyd was going to be out that long.

It’s been a month since Zimmer said that and Floyd still hasn’t returned to the Vikings lineup, which was long enough for the Vikings to wait without a return on their patience. The team announced on Monday that they have placed Floyd on injured reserve.

Floyd played just one game this season, his third with the team after they drafted him in the first round of the 2013 draft. He’s under contract for next season because the Vikings exercised their fifth-year option on his rookie deal.

The team promoted defensive tackle Toby Johnson from their practice squad to fill out the 53-man roster.

27 responses to “Vikings place Sharrif Floyd on injured reserve

  1. This guy has spent the better part of his career in Zimmer’s dog house. It’s actually funny listening to Zimmer talk about him. No way he returns to the Vikings unless it’s a team friendly deal. Too bad too, because he’s a heck of a player when he’s actually healthy.

  2. It’s a shame he has had meniscus problems with both knees, as he was pretty damn good when healthy. Obviously, the problem is that he’s never healthy.

  3. djvh2 says:

    It really doesn’t matter what the Vikings do, because Green Bay is winning out.

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    How quickly they forget the Vikings defense own Rodgers and the Pack.

  4. There’s a better chance that Floyd the Barber from the Andy Griffith Show will be on the Vikings roster next year than Sharrif Floyd.

  5. tjacks7 says:
    Dec 12, 2016 3:36 PM
    How quickly they forget the Vikings defense own Rodgers and the Pack.
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    Did the Viking trolls change the date for relativity again, to 2015?

    Because the Packers are 11-3 against the Vikings since 2010. I count the tie game as a win, when the Packers came from sixteen points down. That tie game gave the Packers another division title, so it’s just as good as a win.

  6. Ted Thompson needs to sign him the minute he becomes available. I keep reading that Clay will be a cap casualty for our cheap-o GM. If we can get Floyd we’d finally have a blue chip player in our front 7. He can be the player we thought we were getting with busts like Clark and Raji.

    Even if he only plays 6-10 games a year he’d be our best defender.

  7. Well go figure. Another starter on IR, I wonder what the all time record is for starters on IR. By my count, it’s at least 5 starters, this is the 6th. With Fusco and Harrison Smith looming…..those two can very well end up on IR.
    With our 12th offensive lineman starting this week, it’s tied for tops in the league with Miami. Now let’s see how Miami fares for a whole game with all these injuries and no starting QB now….I bet it won’t end well.
    All in all, it’s really surprising the Vikings can even compete at this point.

  8. Even if he only plays 6-10 games a year he’d be our best defender.

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    Based on his recent history, the Packers would be lucky to get 6-10 minutes out of Floyd in a year.

  9. vikings28 says:
    Dec 12, 2016 3:59 PM
    Well go figure. Another starter on IR, I wonder what the all time record is for starters on IR. By my count, it’s at least 5 starters, this is the 6th. With Fusco and Harrison Smith looming…..those two can very well end up on IR.
    With our 12th offensive lineman starting this week, it’s tied for tops in the league with Miami. Now let’s see how Miami fares for a whole game with all these injuries and no starting QB now….I bet it won’t end well.
    All in all, it’s really surprising the Vikings can even compete at this point.

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    So you are blaming injuries? Is that your excuse as to why the Vikings have never won even a single SB championship in 50 years?

  10. tjacks7 says:
    Dec 12, 2016 3:36 PM
    How quickly they forget the Vikings defense own Rodgers and the Pack.
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    Someone all ready touched on the record since 2010, but also since that time the Packers have only been held under 20 points in 2 of the games since then, while GB scored at least 30 in 7 of them, even thought they are the two most recent ones. That isn’t owning, that’s competing.

    If it makes you feel good though have at it, you can be like that Rams fan that enjoy “owning” the Seahawks the last several seasons. Except even the Rams won more than 3 games against that rival since season 2010

  11. It’s about time; this move is about two months late.

    Floyd will be back next year thanks to signing that extension, but he’s going to be in the same spot that Patterson was in this year. Let’s hope he responds at least as well.

  12. Rick Spielman is truly a magician, he takes first round draft picks and turns them into busts. I can’t wait to see who Spielman drafts in the first round this year, oh, wait a minute, never mind.

  13. Injured does not equal bust fellas. Eventually he will be healthy and contributing. Another reason the future is bright for the purple boys.

    Pieces are in place……….

    superbowl homeboys!!!

  14. vikingprideforever says:
    Dec 12, 2016 11:05 PM
    Injured does not equal bust fellas. Eventually he will be healthy and contributing. Another reason the future is bright for the purple boys.

    Pieces are in place………
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    Ironically Packer fans used the same reasoning for Harrell, but a few Viking fan’s still love to label him a bust. While Floyd does decent in the middle of that defense he has played fewer and fewer games each season,

    The Vikings future may be bright… on the defensive side of the ball, but there are a lot of questions marks, elsewhere, Bradford, Theodore, Treadwell, the Oline, is Peterson coming back next year? Heck even the kicker position.

    So I wouldn’t put those sunglasses on quite yet.

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