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Should the Patriots claim former 1st round Cardinals WR Michael Floyd?

The Cardinals cut Floyd and the Patriots need help at wide receiver. Should they be interested?

The Arizona Cardinals released former 1st round WR Michael Floyd, which naturally raises the question of whether the Patriots should be interested. WR Danny Amendola is unlikely to play for the rest of the regular season due to an ankle injury, leaving the Patriots thin at wide receiver.

Floyd picked up 2,733 yards and 17 touchdowns between 2013-15 and gained 61 yards against the Patriots in week 1. He’s only averaged 32 yards per game since the opener.

I’m not even going to entertain the idea of signing Floyd. Floyd was arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and a failing to obey a police officer.

“Floyd was found unconscious behind the wheel of his running vehicle at a Scottsdale intersection early Monday morning,” the police said via ESPN. “Floyd's black Cadillac Escalade sat through at least two green-light cycles with him passed out behind the wheel.”

Floyd had three alcohol-related run-ins with the police while he was in college at Notre Dame, including a DUI in his senior season.

This alone should be reason for the Patriots to avoid claiming or signing Floyd. Add in the $1.83 million cap charge to claim Floyd on waivers for just three regular season and there’s no reason to add Floyd at this point in the season. The Patriots are better off moving forward with Malcolm Mitchell and Chris Hogan as the outside receivers.