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Vikings add competition at WR

It has been quite a hectic six months for former Cretin Derham Hall standout Michael Floyd. Last December he was arrested in Arizona after he fell asleep at the wheel of his vehicle at a red light. Floyd had a blood alcohol level of .217, nearly three times the legal limit. The 27-year-old then was released by the Cardinals and subsequently claimed by the New England Patriots. He finished the season as a Patriot and won a Super Bowl ring, even though he did not play in the game.

And now he gets to return home where it all began on a high school football field. It was reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com earlier today that the Minnesota Vikings have signed the receiver to a one-year $1.5 million dollar deal that could go as high as $6 million with incentives.

Floyd will likely miss the Vikings mini-camp because he is not allowed to leave Arizona until mid-June when his sentence from the DWI is completed. He was sentenced to 24 days in prison and 96 days of house arrest, and ordered to complete 30 hours of community service along with a fine.

The NFL will likely suspend him further based on his past offenses and the egregiousness of this particular offense. Vikings cornerback Jabari Price was suspended two games in 2015 for a careless driving offense following a DWI arrest.

 

Floyd will add competition to a receiver position that includes two rookies drafted this year, Rodney Adams and Stacy Coley, and last year’s first-round pick Laquon Treadwell.

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