Free-agent wide receiver Michael Floyd is talking to the Minnesota Vikings, among other teams, and hopes to have a deal by the end of next week, ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter reports.
Floyd, 27, is currently serving a sentence for a DUI conviction in Arizona. But once his sentence is complete, he is expected to sign with a team. He is from Minnesota, and the Vikings are a consideration.
The New England Patriots claimed Floyd on waivers from the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 15 after the Cardinals had waived him a day earlier, two days after his arrest. Floyd later pleaded guilty to one charge of second-offense extreme DUI (blood alcohol content of .150-.199). He had been found asleep behind the wheel of his Cadillac Escalade at a traffic light.
On Feb. 16, Floyd began serving a 120-day jail sentence; since March 13, he has served the sentence as a home detention. Floyd is not allowed to leave Arizona during his home detention until a motion is filed, according to the Scottsdale City Court.
If he is not signed by the Cardinals, the earliest Floyd will be able to report to his new team would be June 17, by which time most if not all teams will have concluded their offseason workouts.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Floyd played in two regular-season games for the Patriots (four catches for 42 yards, one touchdown), and one playoff game, but was inactive for the AFC Championship Game and Super Bowl LI.