Former New England Patriots WR Michael Floyd is in conversations with the Minnesota Vikings and a few other teams for a potential contract in 2017, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Schefter reports that Floyd “hopes to have a deal” by the end of next week.
Pats' free-agent WR Michael Floyd is talking to the Vikings, amongst other teams, and hopes to have a deal by end of next week, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) May 5, 2017
The Patriots claimed Floyd off waivers towards the end of the 2016 NFL season after the Arizona Cardinals released Floyd for driving under the influence. New England had been looking to acquire a #1 wide receiver and believed Floyd to be worth an opportunity.
Floyd played a big role in the season finale against the Miami Dolphins, but was phased out in the playoffs in favor of rookie WR Malcolm Mitchell. Once the Patriots acquired WR Brandin Cooks from the New Orleans Saints over the offseason, the chance of a reunion between Floyd and the Patriots were as good as zero.
Floyd is likely to be suspended for some part of the 2017 NFL season.