Cardinals Release WR Michael Floyd

Early Monday morning, Michael Floyd was arrested on DUI charges. Less than 72 hours later, he’s out of work. The Cardinals announced that they have released the wide receiver. Michael Floyd (vertical)

At this stage of the offseason, all released players are subject to waivers. Floyd was considered a promising talent in the not-too-distant past and it stands to reason that he could be claimed. He is slated to hit the open market after the season, so there could be several teams interested in bringing him in for a low-risk three-game audition.

The Cardinals are on the hook for Floyd’s Week 15 salary, so any team claiming him will be responsible for just two weeks of his pay. Floyd gets $430/K per week on his $7.32MM salary, so claiming him would cost $861K.

So far this year, Floyd has 33 catches for 446 yards and four touchdowns. Once regarded as the heir apparent to Larry Fitzgerald in Arizona, Floyd has slipped down the depth chart in the last couple of years.

In an interview yesterday, coach Bruce Arians indicated that he wanted to sternly punish Floyd but he could not go as far as he wanted to because of restrictions in the collective bargaining agreement. It now seems like the Cardinals have figured out their workaround.

In related moves, the Cards have signed wide receiver Jeremy Ross, and elevated offensive lineman Givens Price from the practice squad.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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12 comments on “Cardinals Release WR Michael Floyd

    • Vedder80

      No kidding. No one accused of a crime should be allowed to work in this country. The Constitution says guilty until proven innocent. Oh wait….

      • GoPackGo23

        “No one accused of a crime should be able to work in this country” that’s quite the blanket statement.

      • Lightningmcqueen

        Innocent until proven guilty is in a court of law. Not while working for a private company. People can be fired or let go by a workplace for almost any reason. Suspicion of breaking the law is not the least of which.

        Don’t confuse the US govt with a private company.

  1. DarkGhost

    I love how ignorant 90% of people are in these comments. He wasn’t convicted of a crime so he is innocent until proven guilty. He hasn’t been in prisoned. Also the cardinals have every right to drop this bum. Obviously not many people in the comments above have ever held a real job by a major corporation like the cardinals. Try getting a dui at Apple or Microsoft, they will fire cut ties with you just like this.

  2. WazBazbo

    “Floyd gets $430/K per week on his $7.32MM salary…”

    Ever hear of Uber?

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