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Patriots Claim WR Michael Floyd Off Waivers From Cardinals

The New England Patriots have claimed Michael Floyd off of waivers from the Cardinals on Thursday, according to Field Yates of ESPN.

  • Ben Volin has confirmed with the NFL that Floyd is eligible to play in Week 15, but faces potential discipline for his recent DUI arrest.
  • According to Albert Breer, the Patriots were the only team to place a waiver claim for Floyd.
  • Joel Corry pointed out yesterday that claiming Floyd will cost a team $1,291,765 for the final three weeks of the season.

Floyd was arrested early Monday morning on DUI charges after allegedly falling asleep at the wheel. The Scottsdale Police Department mentioned that Floyd was found unconscious at the wheel of his car at 2:48 a.m. Monday morning with the car still running.

Floyd was charged with two counts of DUI and one count of obstructing a roadway and failure to obey a police officer. He was released later Monday morning.

Floyd, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Cardinals back in 2012. He played his four-year, $9.972 million contract before the Cardinals elected to pick up his fifth-year option last year. However, Arizona elected to cut him loose on Wednesday.

Floyd is in line to be an unrestricted free agent after this season.

In 2016, Floyd has appeared in 13 games and caught 33 passes for 446 yards receiving and four touchdowns for the Cardinals. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 94 receiver out of 115 qualifying players.

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