Just two days after being arrested for a DUI, Michael Floyd was released by the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday. As we all know this isn’t Floyd’s first run in with the law. While at Notre Dame, Floyd was arrested twice in his home state of Minnesota for underage consumption of alcohol. His third offense came at the end of his junior year when he was arrested for a DUI. Head coach Brian Kelly received much flak for how he handled the situation, as Floyd sat out a total of zero games.
The #AZCardinals have released WR Michael Floyd, a few days after his arrest on a DUI charge.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 14, 2016
Floyd was in the middle of his fifth NFL season, all of which were spent with the Cardinals. He was also on pace for his worst season as a pro. This season Floyd only had 33 receptions for 446 yards and four touchdowns. Last year he helped guide the Cardinals to the NFC’s second best record and a spot in the NFC Championship game. Floyd’s best season came back in 2013 when he caught 65 passes for 1041 yards and five touchdowns.
There are only three games left in the NFL season, so its unclear if a team would want to take a chance on Floyd with so little time left. This probably isn’t the last we’ve seen from Floyd as he is still 27 years old. He will most likely get a second chance to latch on somewhere else. Although, Floyd will undoubtedly be on a short leash wherever lands. For his sake, hopefully he takes advantage of whatever chance he gets and does not waste it. Floyd is scheduled to be a free agent this coming offseason.