Vikings sign Michael Floyd

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Michael Floyd is heading home.

Floyd, a wide receiver who grew up in St. Paul, is signing with the Vikings, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Reports last week indicated that Floyd and the Vikings were talking and could be close to a deal. The Vikings may have waited until today because yesterday was the deadline for signings to count toward the compensatory pick formula, so this signing will not cost the Vikings any compensatory picks.

A 2012 first-round pick of the Cardinals, Floyd had a 1,000-yard season in 2013 but declined after that and was cut last year following a drunk driving arrest. He signed on with the Patriots at the end of the year.

58 responses to “Vikings sign Michael Floyd

  1. Vikings making moves to get better.

    Hopefully the line will be able to give Bradford enough time to get it to the receivers.

  2. As a close friend of the organization it was always known that the team needed a possession-type receiver to play alongside Treadwell. Here’s hoping M-Floyd learned a thing or two in New England that he’s willing to apply to Minnie

  3. Floyd is not a possession-type receiver, he’s a deep threat receiver. This is something the Vikings didn’t really have so he has a good chance to make the team if he can get his personal life in order. It may surprise people to hear that Bradford led the league in deep-ball accuracy, so having someone who can get deep on a regular basis will be a nice asset as long as the line holds up.

  4. Before this listing is flooded with Packers trolls complaining that MN signed a convict, keep in mind that he committed this crime while a member of ANOTHER TEAM!

    Just worry about your suspended players, Cheese heads!

  5. Baby steps – one at a time.
    1. Get out of jail – check
    2. Complete house arrest period – in progress
    3. Avoid suspension from Goodell – good luck

  6. I’m all for giving the guy a one year prove it deal to bring him to him home state team. If I’m the Vikings I’d have him room with Adam Theilen during training camp. Theilen has made a pretty solid reputation for himself as another Minnesota native at WR. I think it’d be good to put those two together so some of Theilen’s good behavior will rub off on Floyd. Welcome home Malcolm. SKOL!!!!!

  7. Anyone know if he’s facing league discipline still for the DUI last year? Never heard much about it after he signed with New England. Did I miss the suspension?

  8. I ran into Andrew Sendejo, Lance Kendricks and Others last week in Uptown Minneapolis at a bar, lets hope they DO not invite Floyd to come along with in future.

  9. Let’s see, the Vikings drafted first rounders Troy Williamson with the #7 pick overall (leaving Aaron Rodgers in the Green Room that year till pick #24), Patterson (who they traded up to get) and Treadslow just last year.

    I wouldn’t be too confident that the Viking’s “talent evaluators” (and I’m using that term loosely here given it’s the Vikings we are talking about) can even recognize a NLF WR. But sometimes teams make moves for other reasons, in the case of Floyd, it might be an economic boost to the bar business around the Twin Cities.

  10. The last time the Vikings helped out a wayward receiver was when Chris Carter joined the team, That worked out pretty well in the end! I hope for the same result this time.

    As sberwolf said, Welcome home Malcom…..

  11. More then likely he’ll be on a 4 game suspension to start the year. I really hope they got him on the cheap, because he’s not worth the $4-8 million per year that he could probably get.

    And this is MICHAEL Floyd, not Malcolm.

  12. saberwolf335 says:
    May 10, 2017 3:27 PM

    Welcome home Malcolm. SKOL!!!!!
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    I hate to break it to you, but Malcom Floyd played for the Chargers for 11 years before retiring last year. This is Michael Floyd. Totally different guy.

  13. You notice how there are a lot of people talking about packer trolls but very few actual trolls? Now compare this to any Packer article where it’s 75% Viking posters. You guys have no right to complain.

  14. It’s a signing, while he is more talented than others on the roster, so were Greg Jenning, and Mike Wallace. He alson hasnt had over 850 yard recording the last couple seasons.

    Treadwell needs to step it up.

  15. As a cardinals fan i can say that Floyd flashed brilliance and worth of the first round pick numerous times but the front office in AZ wasnt putting up with his decline AND a dui on top of it.

    If he can stay on the straight and narrow, he can be a real asset to a deep ball throwing qb.

  16. Harmless, no-risk signing. Hope he stays off the sauce.

    Maybe Treadwell is a bust, maybe not. That’s why it helps that the Vikes found starters as street free agents (Theilen) and 5th round picks (Diggs).

  17. Diggs and Thielen ran circles around the packer cornerbacks last year so I don’t know what you cheesers are joking about.

    I like this Rodney Adams we got in the fifth round too.

    No more excuses Sammy or Teddy!

    Skol.

  18. As a resident of Scottsdale, AZ, I’m just glad the Vikings don’t play the Cardinals here this year, meaning the streets will continue to be safe to drive.

    We don’t need Michael pitching any more tents in the middle of busy intersections.
    I hope the Vikings put a mandatory car and driver in his contract.

  19. Having players like Theilan and Digga starting does not make them quality starters.. Diggs for two seasons starts fast and furious, but then cools off last season after week 2 he had 1 game over 100 yards and with many being held below 70 and only put up 2TDs. I don’t know if Min. still feels he’s the #1 wr, but if they do he needs be more consitent.

  20. If he is not hitting the sauce, he plays well. But if he has an off year, you will know that he is into the heavy drinking again. It’s a real shame…he is quite a talent.

    Maybe he saw all those beer commercials that are the NFL’s life blood. And they say advertising doesn’t work…

  21. Frazier28/7 says:
    May 10, 2017 4:35 PM
    Diggs and Thielen ran circles around the packer cornerbacks last year.

    So did everyone else Marvin Jones, Walker of Tenn, Julio Jones….

    Hey though congrats on the Vikings WRs playing out of their minds vs. GB helping the Vikings go 1-1 and getting that blowout hoiday game appear, closer than it was.

  22. Diggs and Thielen ran circles around the packer cornerbacks last year.

    Just about every receiver who has been in the NFL over the last 6 years has.

    Diggs and Theilen are both very good possession receivers with the ability to make a big play or get deep. But neither have done it consistently, yet. The shoddy o-line I’m sure has contributed to that to some degree. It’s no secret that the Vikings offense needs to score more points and make more big plays. The upgraded o-line, Dalvin Cook, Floyd and/or the emergence of Treadwell, and an entire offseason to design and learn an offense should give the offense a nice boost.

  23. shaggytoodle says:
    May 10, 2017 4:43 PM

    Having players like Theilan and Digga starting does not make them quality starters.. Diggs for two seasons starts fast and furious, but then cools off last season after week 2 he had 1 game over 100 yards and with many being held below 70 and only put up 2TDs. I don’t know if Min. still feels he’s the #1 wr, but if they do he needs be more consitent.
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    Hey, he can’t play against the Packers every week!

    How do you think Diggs compares to Randall Cobb? Cobb had one 100-yard game all season and averaged 32 yards a game his last seven games. But I suppose he’s great.

  24. I’m surprised NE wouldn’t take the flyer on a big receiver at this kind of short money ‘prove it’ deal.

    I guess they did not like what they saw when they had him in the building for a month.

  25. This guy has never been a big time receiver and he has a long history of alcohol abuse. I hope the Vikings asked him if he is still drinking. The answer would likely be no.

  26. I’m surprised NE wouldn’t take the flyer on a big receiver at this kind of short money ‘prove it’ deal.

    Not sure, but it’s possible he just wanted to get back home. Especially considering his recent history. Sounds like he has family/support in Minnesota.

  27. I heard they make great beer there in MN. PILSNER!

    Good luck, Mike. Not in your NFL career, but the rest of life. Go grab that extra shoulder.

  28. I’ll drink to that

    As a Cardinals season ticket holder he always had reports of amazing catches in practice. He was okay in games. Often disapppeared during games.
    As a Cards fan it was sad to see him go downhill so fast. I’d bet after his time in jail and house arrest he’s done drinking. If not, you got a big problem. He may even be a good role model for what not to do for incoming players.
    Best of luck

  29. Too funny. They drafted a high-risk-character RB with their first pick (none of the perennially good teams draft a RB high even if the RB has good character), then bring in a high-risk-character WR, and wonder why they are the Vikings.

    If they are lucky it’ll all work out and he’ll become Cris Carter – a very productive receiver who was able to hide his bad character via a fall guy.

    Likely, this will end up sort of like when they had Favre and Peterson and were surprised that turnovers cost them a playoff game.

  30. Congrats on running circles around #4 And #5 cornerbacks. Not much to brag about. And where did that get you? 3rd place in the division while those #4 And #5 cornerbacks went to the NFC championship game.

    Now that I’ve wasted my time responding to the typical viking trolls, let me comment on this post.

    Good signing by the Vikings if this guy can stay out of trouble.

  31. Good low-risk, prove-it one year deal. I like it! However, I still think Treadwell gets first shot at the #3 WR, and probably means that Wright won’t make it to opening day. They can probably stash MoBo on the practice squad another year, but doubt they could hide either Coley or Adams on there as well. Personally, I think Coley will be the better pro, but time will tell.

  32. djvh2 says:
    May 10, 2017 6:20 PM

    Too funny. They drafted a high-risk-character RB with their first pick (none of the perennially good teams draft a RB high even if the RB has good character)
    ________

    Really? Dallas drafted a RB 4th overall just last year and that’s one of the historically best franchises in the NFL. And Cook may have been their first pick but it was still in the second round. Lots of teams have invested second-round picks on RBs and done quite well.

  33. The Phantom Stranger says:

    Hey, he can’t play against the Packers every week!

    How do you think Diggs compares to Randall Cobb? Cobb had one 100-yard game all season and averaged 32 yards a game his last seven games. But I suppose he’s great.
    ______________

    So he would have good numbers and a 4 win season?

    Cobb has been awful since his contract extension, Jordy going down really hurt him his first year, and GB isnt asking him to be #1 receiver, Adams emerging, and drops have made Cobb earn the 3rd WR spot, and likely not a Packer after this season.

    Vikings fan know you need proove you should be on the field, thats why Treadwell hasn’t seen much of it.

  34. none of the perennially good teams draft a RB high even if the RB has good character.

    I assume that goes for Green Bay, then since they drafted Lacy in the same round Cook was drafted… Finally, a Packer fan who admits the Packers are not a good team.

  35. tjacks7 says:
    May 10, 2017 7:40 PM
    none of the perennially good teams draft a RB high even if the RB has good character.

    I assume that goes for Green Bay, then since they drafted Lacy in the same round Cook was drafted… Finally, a Packer fan who admits the Packers are not a good team.
    ===================================
    They are obviously a good team, but not a great team. They have 8 double-digit win seasons in the last 9 years, a Super Bowl win, and have been to the NFC Championship 2 out of the last 3 years.

    Only a few other teams can say that. If that’s not good, then the Vikings must be really, really bad- even with an upgrade at QB last year.

  36. As a resident of Scottsdale, AZ, I’m just glad the Vikings don’t play the Cardinals here this year, meaning the streets will continue to be safe to drive.
    ——————–
    Well there is still a dude named Chandler Jones on the loose in your neighborhood so …

  37. Last month here in Scottsdale, Michael Floyd replacement, Marquis Bundy, was arrested after going berserk at a club, after “he lost his hat”. The police, at 3AM, had to force him to go home without his beloved hat.

    Thank God Larry Fitzgerald acts like a grownup.

  38. Floyd isn’t that great of a player, but he’s a solid #2 guy. And well, the Vikings kind of threadbare at WR. Seems like a solid signing.

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