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Irish in the NFL: Former Notre Dame WR Michael Floyd Signed by Washington

Josh Adams joins the Philadelphia Eagles’ 53-man squad.

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The Washington professional football club, suddenly lacking depth at wide receiver and in desperate need of a playmaker who can deliver chunks of yardage, signed two receivers following a workout Tuesday: Breshad Perriman and former Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Michael Floyd.

Floyd has been unemployed since the New Orleans Saints cut him Aug. 31 after a one-month stay with the NFC South club. A first-round draft pick of the Arizona Cardinals in 2012, Floyd hasn’t make a splash on the field in stints with the New England Patriots and Minnesota Vikings.

Charley Casserly, a former Washington general manager who is now a NFL Network analyst, panned the team’s moves in an interview with the Washington Post.

“They’re not better than the first three receivers,” said Casserly, referring to Jamison Crowder, Josh Doctson and Paul Richardson Jr.Perriman can at least run, and he gives you something if Richardson can’t play.”

Floyd still holds a few Irish records, including:

  • Most receptions in a season: 100 (2011; 13 games)
  • Receptions per game for a career: 6.3 (271 catches in 43 games between 2008 and 2011)
  • Career receiving yards: 3,686
  • Career receiving yards per game: 85.7 yards
  • Receiving yards per catch (single game, minimum four receptions): 47.3 vs. Nevada (4 catches for 189 yards)
  • Career touchdown receptions: 37
  • Touchdown receptions per game, single season: 1.29 in 2009 (nine TDs in seven games)
  • Career touchdown receptions per game: 0.86


In other NFC East news, the Philadelphia Eagles added Josh Adams to their 53-man roster.

Adams, who ran for the Irish from 2015 to 2017, is necessary relief for Darren Sproles (hamstring) and Jay Ajayi (back). Corey Clement will likely handle lead back duties in Sunday’s game against the Indianapolis Colts, but Adams and Wendell Smallwood should also receive snaps.

Adams’ first game will come against former teammate Quenton Nelson and 2015 graduate Matthias Farley.

Floyd, meanwhile, will face off against a Green Bay Packers squad that boasts DeShone Kizer, Equanimeous St. Brown and Greer Martini ’18, although the latter is on the Pack’s practice squad.