Former New England Patriots Michael Floyd is reportedly having talks about a new contract with the Minnesota Vikings and a few other teams.
The 27-year-old wide receiver hopes to have a new contract soon, but may not sign before May 9, the compensatory pick deadline.
It would mean that the Patriots would not receive any form of compensation from Floyd’s new team. The next days are going to be crucial for him and the different teams involved.
A total of 32 seventh-round picks are awarded each year to teams based on the players they lost and gained during the free agency: who lost better free agents than they acquired will be compensated.
Floyd was drafted 13th overall by the Arizona Cardinals in the 2012 NFL draft. He recorded 65 catches and 1,041 yards in 2013, but has not really played up to the expectations of the Cards’ management since then.
The organization cut ties with him in December 2016 after a drunk driving arrest. He was then claimed off waivers by the Patriots at the end of the season, with whom he played two regular-season games and one postseason game, in which he registered four catches for 42 yards.
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