ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported on NFL Insiders Friday that the Cardinals are willing to listen to trade offers for WR Michael Floyd.
- Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic has confirmed this report and adds that no one has contacted the Cardinals regarding Floyd at this point in time.
- Somers adds that the Cardinals are not making 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.