One of the more important injuries to watch for this week is the shoulder injury that Arizona Cardinals No. 2 wide receiver Michael Floyd suffered in last week’s win over the Houston Texans. He suffered an AC sprain and his status was always squarely in doubt upon the start of the week. But there are now more indications in favor of Floyd playing in this week’s contest against the Jacksonville Jaguars, because Floyd was able to return to practice yesterday.
Now, it sounds like Floyd is going to be a “go” on Sunday against the Jaguars. According to ESPN NFL Nation’s Josh Weinfuss, Floyd stated that he will play through the AC sprain, “I feel pretty good, but I think after tomorrow, having two days to get treatment and stuff like that, getting it prepared for the game, it’ll help me out. Yeah, I’ll play.”
Floyd will likely be a game-time decision and isn’t close to being a lock to play, but now it would be a surprise to see him absent against the Jaguars. Although he hasn’t put up big numbers in his second season in the league, he has averaged 53 receiving yards per game, which is good enough considering the amount of targets he’s received. Floyd is breaking out, and he fits Bruce Arians’s scheme perfectly. He’s a big part of the Cardinals offense, so it’s great to hear him say that he will play.