Patriots claim Floyd 1 day after Cardinals release him

The Cardinals cut Floyd this week following a DUI arrest Monday morning.

Floyd is in his fifth season in the league, spending all of it with the Cardinals until his release.

New England has a need for an outside wide receiver, and Floyd expects to step in and fill that role nearly immediately. Floyd also was arrested for DUI in college at Notre Dame. In his second season, Floyd had 65 receptions, for 1041 yards and five touchdowns.

The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder caught three passes for 61 yards against the Patriots in Week 1, including a 39-yarder and 11-yarder against Malcolm Butler and another 11-yarder against Logan Ryan.

The Patriots are reeling with the ankle injury to Danny Amendola coming soon after the team lost the best tight end in the game, Rob Gronkowski for the season. Julian Edelman is the team's leading receiver with 79 catches for 791 yards and two touchdowns.

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In a group with Tottenham and Bayer Leverkusen they were top and they have young players and a lot of talent. For them, the pressure is to make it to the quarterfinal for the first time in many years.

Players with Floyd's size and athleticism are hard to come by.

Floyd comes at a high cost, however. Since Floyd is a free agent after the season, the team can quickly wipe their hands clean of the receiver if he does not perform.

Floyd was having a disappointing season for Arizona. It's unclear if, or how much, Floyd could play Sunday when the Patriots travel to Denver.

He will count toward the Patriots' compensatory draft pick formula, however, if they keep him for the rest of the season and he signs elsewhere as a free agent in the 2017 offseason.

A day after being cut by the Arizona Cardinals, Michael Floyd has found a new National Football League home in New England. The Cardinals mentioned Floyd's release without comment Wednesday in a news release that announced several other roster moves.

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