Arizona Cardinals Release Michael Floyd After DUI Arrest

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On Wednesday, the Arizona Cardinals (5-7-1) announced that they released wide receiver Michael Floyd after his arrest early Monday morning for a DUI.

Following their 26-23 loss to the Miami Dolphins (8-5) on Sunday, Floyd was allegedly found sleeping behind the wheel of his car and has since been charged with two counts of DUI and one count of obstructing a roadway, as well as failure to obey a police officer, according to Arizona Sports.

Arizona Cardinals Release Michael Floyd After DUI Arrest

This isn’t the first time that Michael Floyd has been arrested for a DUI. Back in 2011 while in college and playing for Notre Dame, Floyd had his first DUI offense. The former Cardinals wide out was also cited for underage drinking in 2010.

Floyd, 27, was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the first-round of the 2012 NFL Draft. The Fighting Irish star wide receiver finished his rookie season in the NFL with 45 receptions for 562 yards receiving and two touchdowns. It was in Floyd’s second season with the Cardinals where he truly broke out, finishing with 65 receptions for 1,041 yards receiving (his only 1,000 yard season with Arizona) and five touchdowns.

Unfortunately for the former first-rounder, he was unable to match his production from 2013, failing to surpass more than 850 yards receiving in the next two seasons. He was even replaced in the starting lineup by J.J. Nelson. On the season, Floyd had 33 catches for 446 yards receiving and four touchdowns. He finishes his time in Arizona (2012-2016) with 242 receptions for 3,739 yards receiving and 23 touchdown catches.

The Cardinals signed free-agent wide receiver Jeremy Ross to replace Floyd on the 53-man roster. Ross played his college football at the University of California, and was signed by the New England Patriots in 2011 as an undrafted free agent. Since 2011, Ross has played for seven different teams, with the New York Jets being the most recent.