Arizona Cardinals No. 2 wide receiver Michael Floyd suffered an AC sprain in last week’s win over the Houston Texans, so that shoulder injury put his chances at playing in this week’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in some doubt. Floyd is a key member of the Cardinals offense, but this team could easily defeat the Jaguars without him. Still, the Jaguars corners are pretty underrated, and the Jags managed to beat the Tennessee Titans this week (partially thanks to an injury to Jake Locker, of course). So yeah, any given Sunday.
Floyd has progressed nicely as the week has gone on, and he was able to practice on Thursday and is now practicing today. The AC sprain isn’t going to keep him out of this week’s game against the Jaguars, and you can lock him up on the active list this week. Floyd said himself that he will play this week (told reporters this yesterday), and now Bruce Arians has stated that Floyd will play, according to AZCentral.com’s Kent Somers.
The second-year wide receiver out of Notre Dame is a terrific scheme fit for Arians, and Floyd has broken out this season in terms of his performance on tape. He’s also added a nifty 37 receptions for 477 yards this season, and he’s only going to get better and put up bigger numbers as the years go on. In fact, Floyd has performed better than the numbers indicate, and the sky seems to be the limit for him in the Cardinals offense, especially if the Cardinals can get a big “hit” on a QB in the draft in the near future.