Michael Floyd, the wide receiver who never quite lived up to his promise as the Cardinals’ 2012 first-round draft pick, is now out of work.
The Cardinals have released Floyd today, two days after he was arrested for driving under the influence.
That arrest was the last straw for Floyd, who was already considered a disappointing player based on the way he was performing on the field this season. The Cardinals once thought they had a future star in Floyd, who topped 1,000 receiving yards in his second season as a professional. But this year he has a career-low 446 receiving yards, and a player who’s producing at that level can’t keep his job if he’s also a problem off the field.
Floyd will be subject to waivers, meaning any team that wants to pick him up for the rest of the season is free to do so. Floyd still has talent enough that some team in need of depth at wide receiver may just pick him up, and it’s possible that he could find himself playing a part on a playoff team. But he’s done in Arizona.