Published: Thu, December 15, 2016
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Cardinals release WR Michael Floyd after arrest on DUI charge

Cardinals release WR Michael Floyd after arrest on DUI charge

His second season in the league in 2013, Floyd racked up a career high 1,041 yards.

After Sunday's 26-23 loss to the Dolphins, Cardinals receiver Michael Floyd was allegedly found sleeping at the wheel of his auto and was charged with two counts of DUI Monday morning.

"We made some roster moves", he said. "You can read about them". He did say, however, that he, team GM Steve Keim and team executive Michael Bidwell all "totally" agreed on the release.

"It's a tough day", he said. "Mike's a close friend of mine, an off-season golfing buddy".

According to police, Floyd was found asleep at the wheel of his auto near Camelback Road and Goldwater Boulevard at 2:48 a.m. on Monday.

As ESPN's Field Yates points out, if a team chooses to claim Floyd off waivers tomorrow, it'll owe him $861,176 for the remaining three weeks of the season.

"Really nothing other than how disappointed I am in Mike", Arians told reporters.

There had been widespread speculation that Arizona, with 21 players to become free agents, would not try to re-sign Floyd, instead concentrating on a deal with outside linebacker Chandler Jones. Floyd has 33 catches for 446 yards and four touchdowns, putting him well off the mark of his 52-catch, 849-yard campaign in 2015.

The 2012 first-round draft pick certainly isn't without talent.

This is not the first time the wide receiver has run into a problem due to alcohol, as he was suspended during his time in college at Notre Dame after being cited for drunken driving.

The Cardinals also promoted tackle Givens Price from the practice squad, and signed two to the practice squad: wide receiver Marvin Hall and tackle Aaron Epps.

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