The Vikings are among the teams that have been talking with former Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots receiver Michael Floyd, according to ESPN.
After nearly five years with the Cardinals, the local product from Cretin-Derham Hall was released following a DUI arrest last year and the Patriots added him to their roster late in the season. He played in the final two games for New England, but has been an unrestricted free agent since March looking for work.
Because of the way compensatory picks are awarded, Floyd is likely to remain on the market until after May 9, but after that a team could sign him without hurting their chances to get a compensatory pick in next year’s draft, according to Pro Football Talk.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound receiver was a first-round pick of the Cardinals in 2012, 13th overall. In his six-year career, he has started 47 games, catching 246 passes for 3,781 yards and 24 touchdowns.
Floyd was released by the Cardinals in December after a DUI arrest and was sentence in February to 120 days in jail, 24 of which was to be served in Maricopa County with the remaining 96 to be served under house arrest.
Floyd won a Super Bowl ring with the Patriots, although he was inactive for championship game.