The Redskins will sign a former first-round pick at wide receiver. Yes, that same line was used as a lede on this site earlier this evening in an article about the reported signing of Breshad Perriman. But it applies again as the Redskins also are signing Michael Floyd, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.
The Arizona Cardinals made Floyd the 13th overall pick of the 2012 draft. He also played briefly with the Patriots and for a season with the Vikings. His playing time with the Vikings was cut short when he served a four-game suspension for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs, a punishment that stemmed from a DUI.
In December of 2016 he was arrested with a blood alcohol content of .217, more than double the legal limit. That violation prompted the Cardinals to cut him and he was with New England for two games.
He served the suspension last year, and after he returned, he played in 11 games but he caught only 10 passes for 78 yards. Floyd’s best season came with the Cardinals in 2013, when he caught 65 passes for 1,041 yards and five touchdowns. He caught passes for over 800 yards the next two years, but his performance has fallen off since.
The Redskins worked out both Floyd and Perriman today and apparently, they liked what they saw. Both signings are virtually free of risk as the Redskins can move on from either player if they are not satisfied with their production.
The Redskins announced that they have released WR Jehu Chesson, who was promoted from the practice squad just last week. When the two signings become official they will have to make another roster move to stay at 53.
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