Former Vikings wide receiver ends up with the Ravens

(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Michael Floyd
(Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Michael Floyd /

Former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Michael Floyd agreed to a one-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens on Friday.

When the Minnesota Vikings took a chance on free agent wide receiver Michael Floyd in 2017, they were hoping that he would emerge as another weapon for their offense.

Floyd was an explosive pass catcher during the early portion of his NFL career with the Arizona Cardinals and he could have been a great player to compliment Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs on the Vikings.

However, his tenure with Minnesota didn’t turn out to be anything close to fulfilling. After serving a four-game suspension to begin the 2017 season due to a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, he only ended up with 10 catches for 78 yards in 11 appearances.

Floyd was just never able to find a fit in the Vikings’ offense. By the time his suspension was over and he returned to the field, Minnesota’s other wide receivers had already built up a strong connection with quarterback Case Keenum.

Following his lone year with the Vikings, the Minnesota native attempted to catch on with the New Orleans Saints in 2018. However, Floyd ended up being among the Saints’ final cuts before the start of the regular season.

He did end up signing with the Washington Redskins and remaining with them for the rest of the year. But like his time with the Vikings, Floyd didn’t do much for the Redskins either, catching just 10 passes for 100 yards and one touchdown.

Still under the age of 30, the former Notre Dame receiver has been given another opportunity to continue his career in the NFL by the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens announced on Friday that they have agreed to sign Floyd for the 2019 season.

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If he is unable to make Baltimore’s final roster this year, his time in the league could be close to ending. Hopefully for Floyd, he can recapture some of his playmaking ability that made him so productive during his tenure with the Cardinals.