Report: Ravens to sign WR Michael Floyd
The Baltimore Ravens are closing in on a deal with wide receiver Michael Floyd, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN. The contract is pending a physical.
Floyd spent the 2018 campaign with the Washington Redskins, playing in 13 games and logging 10 catches for 100 yards and a touchdown.
The 29-year-old, who played his collegiate football at the University of Notre Dame, was originally selected by the Arizona Cardinals in the first round (13th pick overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.
He appeared in all 16 contests during his rookie season, catching 45 passes for 562 yards and a couple of scores. Then, the following year, Floyd broke out, hauling in 65 receptions for 1,041 yards while reaching the end zone five times.
That was the last time Floyd recorded 1,000 yards in any single season.
He posted nearly identical numbers in 2014 and 2015, finishing with 841 and 849 yards, respectively, while catching six touchdown passes in both seasons, and in December 2016, the Cardinals waived Floyd, who then went on to sign with the New England Patriots.
Since then, it has been a downward spiral for Floyd, who was then suspended for four games in 2017 for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy.
He participated in 11 games for the Minnesota Vikings that year, finishing with 10 receptions for 78 yards.
But, with the Ravens in desperate need of some help in the passing game, they want to give Floyd a shot. Baltimore cut Michael Crabtree earlier in the offseason and then lost John Brown to free agency.
The Ravens drafted University of Oklahoma wide out Marquise Brown in the first round late last month.