Patriots deactivate Michael Floyd for Super Bowl LI

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The Patriots took a flier on wide receiver Michael Floyd after his late-season DUI and release from the Cardinals, but they’re not giving him a uniform today.

Floyd was among the seven Patriots listed as inactive for Super Bowl LI against the Falcons.

Also down for New England are tackle LaAdrian Waddle, running back D.J. Foster, quarterback Jacoby Brissett, cornerbacks Cyrus Jones and Justin Coleman and safety Jordan Richards.

With their regular receivers healthy, the Patriots didn’t have as glaring a need at the position, so Floyd will be watching from the sidelines today. He played in the divisional round, but was a healthy scratch in the AFC Championship game, so this one was #asexpected.

For the Falcons, wide receiver Nick Williams, running back Terron Ward, cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson, safety Dashon Goldson, linebacker Josh Keyes, guard Wes Schweitzer and tight end D.J. Tialavea are inactive.

20 responses to “Patriots deactivate Michael Floyd for Super Bowl LI

  1. So the Patriots showed everyone how smart they were by picking up Jonathan Cooper and Michael Floyd from the Cardinals this year.

    Looks like the Hoodie is human after all.

  2. Shocker !!!

    ( Said nobody on the planet )

    Man….next time the Pats want to throw away 1.3 Million dollars…

    I’d be willing to listen.

  3. Obviously, the Patriots are not concerned about their offense vs. Atlanta’s defense.

  4. Lol idiots he was depth when amendola and malcom mitchel were out. He doesnt know the full offense yet, and mitchell and amendola are back. Floyd will be with the pats next year. But for this game they need the extra dbs. Anyone who didnt know this was gonna happen doesnt pay attention

  5. filmex2000 says:
    Feb 5, 2017 4:48 PM
    So the Patriots showed everyone how smart they were by picking up Jonathan Cooper and Michael Floyd from the Cardinals this year.

    Looks like the Hoodie is human after all.

    ——————–

    You are aware the Patriots are playing in the Super Bowl tonight, correct?

  6. Floyd contributed and I hope the Patriots helped get him on the right track. I just can’t see playing him ahead of Edelman, Hogan, Amendola, or even Mitchell. Mitchell’s nerves could get the best of him, but he’s earned the uniform tonight.

  7. so the pats get a comp pick if he signs elsewhere, but do the pats need to tender an offer first at least?

    otherwise it’s the other 30 (not 31) teams that passed on him after arizona waived him, that look numb.

    this waiver claim-comp pick thing seems like the closest thing to purchasing extra picks out of thin air as their is.

  8. Floyd would have been active if he wasn’t dropping the ball left and right like he did in the first playoff game.

    He was active and played like sloppy drunk on the field. In the end, the Patriots still win because of the compensatory selection process. It was worth a shot, but clearly Floyd is shot.

  9. Was hoping he would be active, but not shocked he isn’t…. Pats got to see him up close as he was going to be a free agent next year, so they not only got to see what he’s about, Floyd got to see what the Pats are about….. Just smart business…
    Sounds like Floyd enjoys the Pats organization & wants to become a contributor in it….. Hope it works out for both parties & he’s around for a few years to play with Tom & the rest of the gang….
    Go Pats!!!!

  10. .
    ” So the Patriots showed everyone how smart they were by picking up Jonathan Cooper and Michael Floyd from the Cardinals this year. ”

    ——–

    The Patriots traded Chandler Jones and his 5 million dollar salary to Arizona for a 2nd round pick and Cooper. Cooper was injured in camp and never got on the field. However, the Pats traded the acquired 2nd to the Saints for a #3 and a4 which turned out to be starting LG Joe Thuney and situational WR Malcolm Mitchell. Plus, they took the 5 million in salary savings and signed Chris Long and Hogan.

    So, yes, the Patriots are smart.
    .

  11. He won’t be able to embarrass himself during the game – he’ll save that for the post-game party.

  12. He won’t be with the Pats next year…

    Some dumb team will throw a bunch of money at him that he doesn’t deserve, and he will take it.

  13. Belichick put him on the roster so he’ll have someone to drink his sorrows away with later tonight.

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