The NFL officially lifted the suspensions for eight players on Monday including:
- Bills WR Walter Powell
- Cowboys DE David Irving
- Lions DE Armonty Bryant
- Chargers C Max Tuerk
- Rams WR Mike Thomas
- Vikings WR Michael Floyd
- Jets WR Jalin Marshall
- Buccaneers RB Doug Martin
The Bills elected to waive Powell rather than clear a roster spot for him.
Tampa Bay has already waived TE Alan Cross. in order to make room for Martin who is expected to be worked into the mix this week.
The other six teams have received roster exemptions for these players, which will buy them a few days to create a roster spot before they’re officially added to active rosters.
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 in 2015.
After he was arrested for DUI last year, Arizona elected to cut him loose and he was later claimed off of waivers by the Patriots. The Vikings signed him to a one-year, $1.41 million contract this summer.
In 2016, Floyd has appeared in 15 games and caught 37 passes for 488 yards receiving and five touchdowns for the Patriots. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 94 receiver out of 115 qualifying players.