The Patriots are interested in re-signing wide receiver Michael Floyd this offseason, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com tweets. Floyd was made a healthy scratch for the Super Bowl, leaving many to wonder about his future with the team beyond Sunday night. Last week, Floyd expressed a desire to re-sign with New England, so the interest now appears to be mutual.
“I hope to be back in Foxborough,” Floyd said. “I love it here. I hope that I can make that happen, for sure.”
Reportedly, the Patriots tried to fit Floyd on the active roster for SB51, but they ultimately decided against it as they did not want to thin out their special teams or goal line offense. Without him, the Pats left themselves with four available receivers: Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell, and Danny Amendola.
The Cardinals cut ties with Floyd when he was arrested for a DUI in December. Floyd’s blood alcohol content level was remarkably high, meaning that he was charged with Arizona’s “Super Extreme DUI” designation. As a result, Floyd could face a mandatory 180 days in jail. At minimum, he can expect punishment from the NFL in the 2017 season.
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