Cardinals GM Steve Keim was asked on Wednesday about the recent report that they’re willing to listen to trade offers for WR Michael Floyd.
“This is an easy answer,” Keim said during an interview with Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t listen if somebody was to call about any of our players — Michael Floyd or whoever is on our roster. I mean I’d give Ron Wolfley away for a lemon and a bologna and cheese sandwich.
“At the same time, I have not made one call or actively tried to push Michael Floyd, nor have I had a call on Michael Floyd.”
This started with ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reporting that Arizona was willing to listen to offers for the former first-round pick.
Kent Somers added that the Cardinals were not making any calls about moving Floyd, but would listen to offers just as they would for other players.
Arizona just exercised Floyd’s fifth-year option, which means he’s under team control through the 2016 season. He’ll make $7.320 million next year, but this figure is guaranteed for injury only and wouldn’t prevent them from working out a long-term deal that would come with a lower cap figure.
Floyd, 25, had one year remaining on his four-year, $9.972 million rookie contract that includes a base salary of $1,749,750 for the 2015 season.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Floyd would free up $1,749,750 in available cap space while creating $1,423,000 in dead money.
In 2014, Floyd appeared in all 16 games for the Cardinals and caught 47 passes for 841 yards receiving and six touchdowns. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 21 receiver out of 110 qualifying players.