Michael Floyd

Height: 6' 2"
Weight: 220
College: Notre Dame
Birth Place: St. Paul, Minnesota
Draft: 2012 1st round (13th pick) by the
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    Detroit Lions add another running back with Asiata signing

    To say the Detroit Lions have struggled with the running back position in the last 20 years would be an understatement. With that said, the Lions made a surprising move this past Friday by reportedly signing free agent running back Matt Asiata. Asiata has played for five years with the Minnesota Vikings, backing up the great Adrian Peterson for most of his career. The details of his contract have yet to be released. He recorded 361 carries for 1259 yards, 18 rushing touchdowns, and only one fumble in Minnesota. The 29-year-old started just one game in first two seasons and took over the starting duties for nine games in 2014 when Adrian Peterson was suspended. Asiata amassed 570 yards and nine

  • Cris Carter defends OBJ, says WR had 'anxiety' in playoffs

    Cris Carter defends OBJ, says WR had 'anxiety' in playoffs

    Odell Beckham Jr. is being mentored by Cris Carter. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports Odell Beckham Jr has been skipping OTAs with the New York Giants to work with his own personal trainer, Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter. And while Carter is trying to practice tough love with his 24-year-old understudy, he also thinks Beckham has been unfairly criticized early in his career. In an interview with Gary Meyers of the New York Daily News, Carter said some of the game’s best players have skipped voluntary workouts. “With Odell, they go to extremes because it is him,” Carter explained. “In 108 days, he will be ready to play against the Dallas Cowboys. Is he with the Giants at OTAs? I don’t care.

  • Don’t bet against Adrian Peterson’s comeback with Saints
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    Don’t bet against Adrian Peterson’s comeback with Saints

    Let Sean Payton tell you what he thinks he needs to give to Adrian Peterson, whose fresh start with the New Orleans Saints is wrapped with the purpose of proving that he is far from washed up. “Creativity is important,” Payton told USA TODAY Sports over the weekend. “I think the players want to know you were up at 11:45 on Thursday night thinking about a play with their name on it. When the players feel that, there’s that return on the investment.” In stock market terms, the Saints coach is hardly selling Peterson short. He’s buying him long. There’s also plenty of reasons to be bullish on Peterson because he’s now teaming up with Payton, one of the NFL’s most creative — and aggressive — offensive