Floyd joins the Vikings having spent the first five years of his NFL career with the Cardinals and Patriots. The St. Paul, Minnesota, native has 246 receptions for 3,781 yards and 24 TDs in 78 games (47 starts – 46 with the Cardinals and 1 with the Patriots) since entering the league in 2012. Floyd, who was the 13th overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, attended Cretin Derham Hall High School in St. Paul, where he was named the Minnesota Gatorade Player of the Year on two occasions. The Notre Dame product joins two former Irish teammates in Minnesota – TE Kyle Rudolph and S Harrison Smith.
“Coach Zimmer and I are confident Michael Floyd has learned and grown from his past decisions. He has accepted full responsibility and is taking encouraging steps to improve. We have offered Michael the full support and assistance of the Minnesota Vikings organization and our player development programs. We are aware that Michael is subject to discipline from the NFL and will work with both him and the NFL in a professional manner. We are excited to have Michael and believe he can be a productive member of our football team and community.” – Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman
“I am very excited to come home and play for the Minnesota Vikings. I have been training extremely hard this offseason in addition to taking responsibility and paying the consequences for my mistake. Although I cannot change my past decisions, I have definitely learned from this experience and look forward to making valuable contributions to the Vikings organization and the Minnesota community, both as a player and a person. Time to go to work.” – Vikings WR Michael Floyd