Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd Unlikely To Resume NFL Career

Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reported earlier this month that the Vikings don’t think DT Sharrif Floyd will be able to resume his NFL career.

Floyd underwent knee surgery in September of last year, but is experiencing nerve damage that prevented him from running this summer.

The Vikings placed Floyd on the non-football injury list coming out of the preseason and his contract is set to expire in March.

During the offseason, Tom Pelissero reported that Floyd’s NFL career was in jeopardy due to complications from a knee surgery he had last year.

According to Pelissero, the nerve that controls Floyd’s quadriceps was disrupted during surgery to repair Floyd’s meniscus in his right knee. Unfortunately, Floyd’s quad still isn’t firing, even though it’s been almost six months since the procedure

Floyd, 26, was taken with the No. 23 overall pick back in 2013. He was in the final year of his four-year, $7.671 million rookie contract and stands to make a base salary of $941,300 in 2016 when the Vikings picked up his fifth-year option back in May.

The option tender will run the Vikings $6.7 million in 2017 and officially became guaranteed back on March 9.

In 2016, Floyd was active for one and did not record a statistic before he was placed on season-ending injured reserve following knee surgery.

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