St. Paul Native Michael Floyd Signs With Vikings

Michael Floyd is coming home and signing with the Vikings, per a source. Photo: AP File Photo
Michael Floyd is coming home and signing with the Vikings, per a source.

May 10, 2017 06:47 PM

As we've been reporting on-air for weeks, the Vikings had interest in free-agent wide receiver Michael Floyd. That interest is turning into a signing, a source confirms to KSTP's Darren 'Doogie' Wolfson.

The contract will be for 1-year with a $1.5M base salary, and if all incentives are reached, the deal will be worth $6M total.


Floyd was arrested Dec. 12 in Scottsdale for DUI charges. His punishment included home confinement. Floyd is still currently in Arizona, and will be back in the Twin Cities in June.

“I am very excited to come home and play for the Minnesota Vikings," Floyd said in a statement released by the 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.”

A former star at Cretin-Derham Hall high school, Floyd, 27, had his best year for the Arizona Cardinals in 2013. He had 65 catches for 1,041 yards, and five touchdowns.

Floyd also has played for the Patriots.


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